Fraxinus raywoodi – Claret Ash
*height & width at maturity
FORM: Upright open rounded shape
GROWTH RATE: Fast
FOLIAGE: Deep green pinnate leaves, changing to brilliant deep claret red in Autumn.
FLOWERS: Inconspicuous flowers.
DESCRIPTION: The Claret Ash is a fast growing shade tree with an upright growth habit that develops into an open rounded shape. Leaves are a deep green, gradually turning a lighter yellow-green, and then changing to deep claret red in Autumn.
LANDSCAPE USES: A popular shade tree with brilliant Autumn foliage. Ideal for parks, large gardens and avenue planting.
TOLERANCES: Frost hardy and suitable to most climates. Once established it is drought tolerant and also tolerant of pollution.
TREE CARE: Plant in a well drained and well worked soil. Take care to plant the bud union above the soil level. Water in well and keep soil moist until tree is established. Fertilize when planting and again after new growth appears. Prune tree when planting to encourage new growth.