Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple' at Cathays Cemetery

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Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple'
mid July 2021

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Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple' early Autumn colour
mid September 2021

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Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple'
late September 2021

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Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple'
early October 2021

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Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple' leaves all fallen
mid October 2021

Grid reference ST 18082 78511
Common name White ash
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Map section T
Planted by Malcolm Frazer c.1995
Height 8M June 2021
Girth 77cm June 2021
Reference 724

The August image of a leaf underside is more pale green than its appearance on the tree. When magnified the surface has numerous small white spots.

Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple' bark1

Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple' bark
early July 2021

Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple' bark2

Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple' bark
early July 2021

Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple' leaf1

Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple' leaf underside
late June 2021

Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple' leaf2

Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple' leaves
early July 2021

Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple' shoot1

Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple' shoot
late June 2021

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Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple' leaves
mid August 2021

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Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple' leaf underside
mid August 2021

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Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple' leaf underside
mid August 2021

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Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple' changing colour
late August 2021

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Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple' autumn colour
late September 2021

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.