Fraxinus is the English Ash, which is a genus in the olive and lilac families. The leaf of an Ash can vary - some, like the Olive leaf, are narrow and long; other varieties have an ovate or cordate leaf not unlike a Lilac. Leaf colours also vary with many new cultivars now available.
These large stately English trees are fairly fast growing and grow well in New Zealand.
Some Ash are evergreen!
Golden Ash. A special ornamental tree which lucky for us is easy to grow. The smooth golden yellow branches have a lovely structure. In spring big black buds open to reveal long lime yellow leaflets which gradually turn golden yellow in autumn and hold on the tree well before dropping. Est.10yr.growth.
Did you know that Fraxinus or Ash Trees are in the same family as Olive Trees? Its called Oleaceae.
Weeping Golden Ash. Smooth, golden yellow, pendulous branches with fat black buds that open to reveal leaflets of lime yellow. The foliage turns to a brilliant golden yellow before leaf fall. A graceful and unique specimen tree that is easy to grow in a sunny spot. Deciduous.
Habit: Pendulous Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2m
A robust low maintenance tree with an excellent branch structure. Dark green summer foliage, turning a deep burgundy and fiery brick-red in autumn. A superb shade tree, well suited to commercial, residential, park and street planting. Deciduous
Habit: Upright, rounded Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 10m x 0m
This exceptional form is an ideal specimen or avenue treee. Young growth is a delightrul bronze colour and becomes lush green for the rest of the growing season. A fine network of small branches creates a tight beehive shape.
Colour: Assorted Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 10m
A special tree from South East Asia that has small narrow green foliage that has a silvery underside. Panicles of small, white, fragrant flowers appear in late spring. Quick growing in a warm, well drained spot. May lose foliage in very cold conditions otherwise evergreen.
Colour: White Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 2.5m
A deservedly popular and beautiful deciduous tree. Elegant branch framework, neat pyramidal habit and handsome long narrow foliage. The bright green spring growth deepens to a rich purple claret in autumn and holds well before falling. Easy to grow and tolerant. Est.10yr.growth.
Colour: Assorted Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 10m x 8m