|Grid reference||ST 17546 77468|
|Common name||White ash|
|Origin||East North America|
|Status||GB Champion 2016|
|Height||13M October 2016|
|Girth||111cm October 2016|
This tree is on the east edge the Blackweir playing field, in a line of Ash trees of various species.
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.