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Fraxinus Excelsior

Botanical Name:

Fraxinus excelsior

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Full Sun
6+ hours of direct sun per day
Soil
Clay, Loam, Sand, Well-drained, 5.5 pH
Heat Tolerant
86°F / 30°C
Cold Tolerant
-18 to 5°F / -28 to -15°C
Characteristics

Plant Type

Tree, Perennial, Deciduous

Lifespan

Perennial Zones 5-7

Plant Height

65-98 ft / 20-30 m

Flower

Clusters of small deep purple, petalless flowers.

Fruit

Brown, winged-seed fruits.

Benefits
Ornamental

Large deciduous tree with a straight trunk and a dense, rounded crown of dark green leaves that turn yellow in the fall. Clusters of small deep purple, petalless flowers.

Attracts

Birds

Butterflies

Warning

Infestation Susceptible

Taxonomy

Order

Scrophulariales

Family

Oleaceae

Genus

Fraxinus

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