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Fraxinus excelsior (Ash)

Type Tree, Deciduous
Form Compact Rounded Tree
Size Medium Sized Tree (3 to 8m height)
Colours Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Fraxinus excelsior - Cultivation Notes

This medium sized native tree is hardy and tolerant of most soil types. It will grow fast and will eventually set large quantities of seed which can be a problem. Ash will establish in light shade or full sun and will tolerate exposed situations.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Fraxinus excelsior:

  • Attractive autumn colour
  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Fraxinus excelsior

  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

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