Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple' at Bute Park

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Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple'
late August 2017

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Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple'
early October 2016

Grid reference ST 17546 77468
Common name White ash
Origin East North America
Deciduous Yes
Status GB Champion 2016
Tag 2683
Height 13M October 2016
Girth 111cm October 2016
Reference 481

This tree is on the east edge the Blackweir playing field, in a line of Ash trees of various species.

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Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple' leaves
late August 2017

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Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple' pinnate leaves
early October 2016

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Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple' leaves
early October 2016

General tree description

Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple' is a cultivar of the White ash, Fraxinus americana, selected for its reddish-purple autumn colour. It typically grows 15 to 20 metres tall, with a broadly conical shape. Its bark is grey and on mature trees has diamond-shaped ridges. The leaves are dark green in summer, and pinnate with seven oblong-lanceolate leaflets (occasionally five or nine), each leaflet 5 to 10cm long. Inconspicuous green flowers appear in spring. This tree has no fruits as it is a male clone.