Flowering Ash

Fraxinus ornus

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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.

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

30' at maturity

30' at maturity

Rounded, dense

Showy white and fragrant

Dark green, compound pinnate turning yellow in the fall

Smooth and gray

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