Fraxinus angustifolia oxycarpa 'Raywoodii'

Claret Ash

An elegant and useful tree with beautiful autumn colour.

Features: Autumn colour. Symmetrical, glossy green canopy turns deep red in autumn. Versatile. Somewhat hardy.
Applications: A great street tree in suitable climates - avenues, traffic islands and buffer strips. Lawn tree. Urban environments. Specimen shade tree in parks and gardens.
Description The Claret Ash takes its name from the deep red or purple of its autumn foliage. With its symmetrical growth habit, versatility and tolerance to urban sites, it makes a pleasing contribution to streetscapes, parks or gardens as an attractive and adaptable tree. While it will thrive in fertile, free-draining sites and cooler, sunny sites, it is also somewhat tolerant of exposed sites, coastal locations, urban sites and with a deep root system, is somewhat drought tolerant and good for lawn sites. The Claret Ash makes a picturesque avenue tree, handles the rigours of streetscape plantings and is a beautiful specimen shade tree for parks, lawns and gardens.
Availability: Torbay, Champion Lakes : 100L
Mature height: 10-20
Mature spread: 6-12
Canopy: Symmetrical. Oval. Narrower when young and spreading with age. Moderately dense shade (seasonal).
Growth rate: Fast
Cautions: Avoid shady sites.
Tolerances: Handles some soil compaction. Somewhat drought tolerant. Urban conditions - air pollution. Poor soils. Alkaline soils.
Sun demands: Best in full sun
Soil demands: Will thrive on nutritious soils. Maintain longer-term soil fertility. Tolerates most well-drained soils, including alkaline.
Water demands: Low-Moderate
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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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