Habitat & Distribution of:
Fraxinus excelsior
Ash, European Ash, Common Ash

Author

L.

Synonyms:

Origin and Habitat

Species Type:

Tree

Origins & Spread:

Britain, Europe, North Africa, West Asia

Maximum Height:

Very Large - over 65 feet

Species Growth Rate:

Fast - 36 inches per year

Longevity :

Average - 50 to 150 years;Moderately Long - 100 to 175 years

Plant Shape:

Oval;Rounded


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Foliage Identification of:
Fraxinus excelsior
Ash, European Ash, Common Ash

Foliage Duration:

Deciduous

Foliage Period:

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Foliage Type:

Compound

Foliage Size:

5cm-10cm

Foliage Shape:

leaflets arranged symmetrically on either side of a central petiole with a single terminal leaflet at the end (i.e. resulting in an odd number of leaflets).

Foliage Arrangement:

Opposite Positioned in pairs along the stem;the members of each pair at the same level across from one another; two leaves occurring at each node.

Foliage Color:

Dark Green

Fall Colour:

Dark Green

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Flower identification details


Flower Color:

Purple;White

Flower Shape:

Flower Showiness:

Inconspicuous

Flowering Period:

Spring

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Fruit Identification Information

Fruiting Period:

Fall

Fruit Size:

Medium - 1.50 to 4cm

Fruiting Habit:

Prolific

Fruit Type:

Winged seed/Samara

Fruit Color:

Brown

Fruits Ripens:

Fruit notes:

attracts birds; fruit, twigs, or foliage cause significant litter; showy


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Stem Identification Information:


Bark Colour:

Grey Brown;Light Gray

Bark Texture:

Rough;Smooth

Bark notes:


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