Fraxinus oxycarpa 'Raywood' at Bute Park

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Fraxinus oxycarpa 'Raywood'
mid October 2016

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Fraxinus oxycarpa 'Raywood'
late October 2016

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
Deciduous Yes
Missing tag 2682
Missing old tag 701
Plaque Geoffrey Wilson
Planted 1996
Height 17M October 2016
Girth 152cm October 2016
Reference 482

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

Fraxinus oxycarpa 'Raywood' bark

Fraxinus oxycarpa 'Raywood' bark
mid October 2016

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Fraxinus oxycarpa 'Raywood' leaves
mid October 2016

Fraxinus oxycarpa 'Raywood' foliage

Fraxinus oxycarpa 'Raywood' autumn leaves
late October 2016

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Fraxinus oxycarpa 'Raywood' leaf
mid October 2018

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.