Fraxinus ornus ‘Obelisk’ ® Fraxinus

Fraxinus

Description: Small tree, initially with a columnar, stiffly upright habit, later becoming narrow oval to round. Mature trees have a brown-grey bark which is remarkably smooth and the branches turn from olive green to dull-grey. The white flowers appear in May/June and are arranged in large upright panicles. The numerous fruit clusters are ornamental and persist well into 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 20 years): 6m x 3m

Attributes

  • Do not prune
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Flowering month: May
  • S Size: Small
  • Scented flowers
  • Chalk tolerant

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