Fraxinus excelsior 'Aurea'

Golden Ash

The Golden Ash is renowned for its stunning autumn colour.

Features: Deep yellow autumn colour
Applications: Speciment tree for lawns, parks and gardens
Description A medium-sized tree that often matures to a rounded shape almost as wide as it is tall, the Golden Ash has long been a favourite choice to bring reliable colour to any park or garden throughout the year. Foliage that is pale yellow or pale green through spring and summer turns to a deep yellow in autumn, often with yellow bark and branchlets. Golden Ash are also seen as lawn trees. With a moderate tolerance to a wide range of soils and climatic conditions, the Golden Ash will thrive best in moist sites in cooler climates.
Availability: Torbay, Champion Lakes : 100L
Mature height: 8-15
Mature spread: 8-10
Canopy: Wide, domed and symmetrical crown. Moderately dense shade (seasonal).
Growth rate: Slow to Moderate
Cautions: Wide, spreading roots so avoid shallow soils that only allow surface roots. Remove any shoots from below graft.
Tolerances: Prefers moist, cool sites but copes with a variety of sites, soils, and wet or relatively dry conditions. Somewhat heat and drought tolerant.
Sun demands: Full or part sun
Soil demands: Best in moist, deep soil but can tolerate a variety of soils, acid or alkaline.
Water demands: Moderate
Native or Exotic: Exotic
Leaf habit: Deciduous
Family: Oleaceae
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Additional references and recommended reading:

Boland, D. J. et al (2006) "Forest Trees of Australia" 5th Edition, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

Gilman, Edward F. (1997) "Trees for Urban and Suburban Landscapes", Florida: Delmar Cengage Learning.

Lorenz von Ehren "Von Ehren Manual" 2nd Edition, Hamburg.

Rushforth, K. (2001) "Easy Tree Guide, Britain and Europe", London: Aurum Press.

Urban Forests Ecosystems Institute, "SelecTree - A Tree Selection Guide" retrieved from 2009.

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