Fraxinus excelsior ‘Jaspidea’ Fraxinus

Fraxinus

Description: Fraxinus 'Jaspidea' is a striking and vigorous variety of the common ash with beautiful golden yellow new shoots, set off by black buds. The odd-pinnate leaves unfold yellow green and turn light green, before turning golden yellow in the autumn. The characteristic bunches of winged fruits, commonly known as keys, dangle from the branches in late summer and autumn. Although fast growing, it can be pruned hard (coppiced or pollarded) to control its size and enhance the golden yellow shoots in the winter.

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): 5m x 4m

Attributes

  • M Size: Medium
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Leaf colour: Yellow / Green
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Attractive bark
  • Autumn colour
  • Can be hard pruned
  • Open space planting

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