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Fraxinus excelsior - 'Pendula' (Weeping Ash)

Type Tree, Deciduous
Form Weeping or Cascading Foliage, Architectural Form
Size Medium Sized Tree (3 to 8m height)
Colours Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Fraxinus excelsior:

  • Attractive autumn colour
  • Ornamental winter bark / tracery
  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Fraxinus excelsior

  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

Design & Plant Use for Fraxinus excelsior:

  • Added winter interest from attractive bark or stems

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