Fraxinus is the English Ash, which is a genus in the olive and lilac families. The leaf of an Ash can vary - some, like the Olive leaf, are narrow and long; other varieties have an ovate or cordate leaf not unlike a Lilac. Leaf colours also vary with many new cultivars now available.
These large stately English trees are fairly fast growing and grow well in New Zealand.
Some Ash are evergreen!
A large specimen tree with fantastic bright-yellow autumn foliage. A vigorous ornamental and shade tree that also produces high-quality furniture timber and firewood. Likes more moisture than the other Ash species. Deciduous. Very cold hardy.
Colour: White Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 30m x 10m
This exceptional form is an ideal specimen or avenue treee. Young growth is a delightrul bronze colour and becomes lush green for the rest of the growing season. A fine network of small branches creates a tight beehive shape.
Colour: Assorted Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 10m
A special tree from South East Asia that has small narrow green foliage that has a silvery underside. Panicles of small, white, fragrant flowers appear in late spring. Quick growing in a warm, well drained spot. May lose foliage in very cold conditions otherwise evergreen.
Colour: White Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 2.5m