|Grid reference||ST 17547 77452|
|Common name||Raywood ash|
|Common name||Claret ash|
|Alternative name||Fraxinus angustifolia 'Raywood'|
|Alternative name||Fraxinus angustifolia ssp oxycarpa 'Raywood'|
|Origin||S. Europe & N. Africa|
|Missing old tag||701|
|Height||17M October 2016|
|Girth||152cm 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 oxycarpa 'Raywood' is a form of F. oxycarpa / F. angustifolia (Narrow-leaved ash), selected for its distinctive purple, orange and gold autumn foliage. It grows to around 25 metres tall, with an upright, open shape. The bark is dark grey, finely ridged when mature. The pinnate leaves are glossy dark green with seven slender leaflets. The flowers in spring are inconspicuous and there are no seeds.