Fraxinus oxycarpa 'Raywood' at Roath Park Botanic Garden

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Fraxinus oxycarpa 'Raywood'
late September 2015

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Fraxinus oxycarpa 'Raywood'
mid October 2015

Fraxinus oxycarpa 'Raywood' 2

Fraxinus oxycarpa 'Raywood'
late June 2016

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Fraxinus oxycarpa 'Raywood'
early October 2018

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
Deciduous Yes
Height 15M October 2015
Girth 129cm September 2015
Reference 312

This tree is within the children's playground, near the entrance to the playground.

Fraxinus oxycarpa 'Raywood' bark

Fraxinus oxycarpa 'Raywood' bark
late July 2016

Fraxinus oxycarpa 'Raywood' leaf

Fraxinus oxycarpa 'Raywood' autumn leaves
late September 2015

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Fraxinus oxycarpa 'Raywood' autumn leaves
mid October 2015

Fraxinus oxycarpa 'Raywood' leaf3

Fraxinus oxycarpa 'Raywood' summer leaves
late June 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.