Fraxinus excelsior Diversifolia Group at Roath Mill Gardens

Fraxinus excelsior Diversifolia Group 0

Fraxinus excelsior Diversifolia Group
March 2015

Fraxinus excelsior Diversifolia Group 1

Fraxinus excelsior Diversifolia Group
early June 2015

Grid reference ST 19777 77960
Common name Single-leaved ash
Alternative name Fraxinus excelsior forma diversifolia
Origin Europe and Caucasus
Deciduous Yes
Status Wales Champion 2103
Height 17M 1988 (R & V Smith)
Height 21.5M March 2015
Girth 226cm 1988 (R & V Smith)
Girth 311cm January 2015
Reference 66

This tree is beside the brook, on the north east bank approximately 70M upstream from the Waterloo Road bridge.

Fraxinus excelsior Diversifolia Group bark

Fraxinus excelsior Diversifolia Group bark
March 2015

Fraxinus excelsior Diversifolia Group leaf

Fraxinus excelsior Diversifolia Group leaf
early June 2015

Fraxinus excelsior Diversifolia Group foliage

Fraxinus excelsior Diversifolia Group foliage
mid June 2015

General tree description

Fraxinus excelsior Diversifolia Group is a cultivar of the Common ash, Fraxinus excelsior, with variable foliage - the compound pinnate leaves are reduced to a single large undivided leaf, or occasionally a three-part leaf. It is a large tree, up to 20 metres tall, with an upright, pyramidal crown. The bark is grey-brown and has shallow furrows. The leaves are ovate to elliptical with jagged teeth, dark green and 8 to 12cm long.