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!
Weeping Golden Ash. Smooth, golden yellow, pendulous branches with fat black buds that open to reveal leaflets of lime yellow. The foliage turns to a brilliant golden yellow before leaf fall. A graceful and unique specimen tree that is easy to grow in a sunny spot. Deciduous.
Habit: Pendulous Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2m
Fraxinus E Aurea Pendula
New stock expected End of July, 2022. Pre-order now. Estimated price $59.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.
A robust low maintenance tree with an excellent branch structure. Dark green summer foliage, turning a deep burgundy and fiery brick-red in autumn. A superb shade tree, well suited to commercial, residential, park and street planting. Deciduous
Habit: Upright, rounded Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 10m x 0m
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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.
Flower 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.
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.
Flower Colour: White Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 2.5m