|Grid reference||ST 18578 79221|
|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|
|Height||15M October 2015|
|Girth||129cm September 2015|
This tree is within the children's playground, near the entrance to the playground.
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.