Fraxinus angustifolia - Raywood
Landscape value: A good shade tree with beautiful autumn foliage, the Claret Ash is suitable for larger gardens, parks and street plantings. Has been a very popular landscape tree in Australia for many years.
Height: 12 metre(s)
Width: 9 metre(s)
Growth rate: Moderate to fast.
Habit: Ovate to rounded when mature. Narrow, upright when young.
Foliage: Dark green, pinnate leaves, turning a rich claret-red to plum-purple in autumn.
Flowers: Flowers in small racemes in late winter to spring.
Fruit: Samaras, 3 to 4 cm long.
Bark: Grey, becoming greyish-black and fissured.
Tolerances: Adaptable to a wide range of soil and site conditions, but performs best in moist, well drained soils in full sun. Quite drought tolerant. Not suited to very wet sites.
Comments: May suffer damage in severe winds and ''ash decline'' may affect this cultivar making it not particularly long-lived.Should be superseded by new, improved Ash cultivars. Originated in Raywood Gardens, Bridgewater, South Australia in 1910.
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