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Order: Scrophulariales
   Family: Oleaceae
            Genus: Fraxinus
                        Specie: excelsior

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 100 ft (30 m)

Cultivation: Rich, moist, well-drained soil

Features: Dark green leaves with 11 leaflets turn bright yellow in autumn; panicles of flowers in spring before new leaves

Uses: Specimen tree Winter silhouette Large gardens Parks Autumn color

Zones: 4-10

Description: This tree with gray branches with prominent black buds in winter is native to Europe and can reach a height of 120 ft (36 m) in exceptional cases; usually it is 100 ft (30 m) with a spread of 60 ft (18 m). The dark green leaves are divided into 11 pairs o

Growth Habit: Spreading habit with ascending branches

Comments: Cultivars available

Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial

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