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Fraxinus ornus


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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 50 ft (15 m)

Cultivation: Rich, moist, well-drained soil

Features: Leaflets turn red in autumn; panicles of white flowers in spring

Uses: Tree for large landscapes Parks Autumn color

Zones: 6-10

Description: This tree takes one of its common names from the sugary substance it secretes when the bark is damaged. Native to southern Europe and southwestern Asia, it grows to a height and spread of around 50 ft (15 m). The leaves have an average of 7 leaflets, pale

Growth Habit: Upright spreading habit

Comments: Cultivars available

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