Fraxinus americana ‘Autumn Purple’ Fraxinus

Fraxinus

Description: Autumn Purple’ is a broad-conical male clone that has a broad trunk, with grey bark that develops diamond-shaped ridges as it ages. This is a special selection that turns a marvellous range of colours, from green in summer, to reddish-purple then deep mahogany-purple, making it a spectacular and different tree for autumn display.

History: Native of eastern N. America, introduced in 1956.

Fraxinus Growing Tips: The Ash are mostly fast growing and tolerant of most soils and sites. They are good on chalk, are naturally shallow rooted, and will withstand shade while young. Ideal for coppice pruning to enhance their variety of striking foliage and are one of the most useful for burning logs.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 10m x 8m

Attributes

  • Leaf colour: Green
  • L Size: Large
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Autumn colour
  • Can be hard pruned

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