|Grid reference||ST 18456 80022|
|Common name||Golden ash|
|Common name||Yellow European ash|
|Height||12M August 2015|
|Girth||145cm August 2015|
†This tree may be a stunted Fraxinus excelsior 'Jaspidea', being rather large for the dwarf form 'Aurea'.
It is on the west side of the Lake, opposite Cunningham Close. Since the mid 1980s it has been roughly the same size but no formal measurements have been taken.
Measured in May 2016, the length of leaves was typically between 245 and 300mm whilst the length of leaflets were between 70 and 75mm. A nearby Fraxinus excelsior 'Jaspidea' had typical leaf lengths of between 310 and 330mm whilst its leaflets were 88 to 95mm long.
General tree description
Fraxinus excelsior 'Aurea' is a cultivar of the Common ash, Fraxinus excelsior, noted for its golden autumn foliage. It is a small, slow-growing tree, broadly conical or rounded in shape. The pinnate leaves are pale yellow in spring, becoming pale green in summer, turning to brilliant gold in autumn. In spring there are inconspicuous greenish-yellow flowers. In winter the young shoots show golden yellow.
Fraxinus excelsior 'Aurea' is a smaller tree than the Fraxinus excelsior 'Jaspidea', which also has the common name Golden ash. The mature leaves of the 'Aurea' are smaller than those of the 'Jaspidea'.
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