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Flowering Ash

Fraxinus ornus

Interesting Flower Native to Pacific Northwest Fall Colors Valuable to wildlife

Characteristics:
Noted for the spectacular fragrant creamy white flowers in spring. This deciduous tree has a rounded form at maturity. Fall color ranges from yellow to red-purple.

Growing Conditions:
Does fine in full sun and is tolerant of a range of pH and soil types. Prefers moist, deep, fertile soils for best growth. Is somewhat tolerant of poorly drained soils.

Uses:
This tree is commercially grown in Sicily for manna which is a sweet, gummy sap taken from slits made in the bark.

Height:
30' at maturity

Width:
30' at maturity

Shape:
Rounded, dense

Flowers:
Showy white and fragrant

Leaves:
Dark green, compound pinnate turning yellow in the fall

Bark:
Smooth and gray

Originally from southern Europe and western Asia. Often called the Manna Ash.