Fraxinus excelsior aurea - Golden Ash
Landscape value: Reliable autumn foliage and distinctive yellow bark on young branches provide year round interest. The Golden Ash is an old favourite, suitable as a shade or specimen tree in parks and gardens.
Height: 7 metre(s)
Width: 7 metre(s)
Growth rate: Moderate.
Habit: Broadly conical to rounded. Eventually develops into a medium sized, spreading, multi-branched tree.
Foliage: The pinnate leaves are pale lemon colour in spring, becoming very pale green in summer, turning to brilliant gold in autumn.
Flowers: Insignificant. Greenish-yellow in spring.
Bark: Young branches yellow with distinctive black winter buds. Becoming yellow-grey with age.
Tolerances: Best in moist, deep soil in cooler areas but tolerates both wet and relatively dry conditions. Performs well on alkaline soils. Reasonable tolerance to heat and low levels of dought.
Comments: Good medium sized tree suitable for many uses. Wide spreading root system which can result in surface roots in shallow soils.
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