Fraxinus pennsylvanica at Sophia Gardens

Fraxinus pennsylvanica 0

Fraxinus pennsylvanica
late April 2015

Fraxinus pennsylvanica 1

Fraxinus pennsylvanica
mid July 2015

Fraxinus pennsylvanica 2

Fraxinus pennsylvanica
early February 2016

Grid reference ST 17606 76591
Common name Green ash
Common name Red ash
Common name Water ash
Origin East North America
Deciduous Yes
Status Wales Champion 2013
Tag 0174
Height 25M April 2015
Girth 278cm April 2015
Reference 188

This tree is beside the footpath at the south end of Sophia Gardens.

Fraxinus pennsylvanica bark

Fraxinus pennsylvanica bark
April 2015

Fraxinus pennsylvanica foliage

Fraxinus pennsylvanica foliage
mid July 2015

General tree description

Fraxinus pennsylvanica is a medium sized tree, and may grow up to 23 metres tall. It has grey-brown bark which becomes fissured with age. The leaves are large (up to 14 x 6cm) and pinnate with three to nine slender pointed leaflets. These are shiny green, slightly downy underneath and with serrated edges. There are inconspicuous flowers in early spring before the leaves. The fruit is a yellowish-grey samara, 2.5 to 7.5cm long, appearing in bunches in autumn.