3 Flame Ash

Flame Ash in autumn with red, orange and gold compound leaves, photo by Wedgewood in Seattle HistoryFacts About Flame Ash

Fraxinus oxycarpa 'Flame'

Native to: Southern Europe, Western Australia (parent tree is a native of Turkey and Iran)
Crown: Upright, developing to rounded
Height: 35 - 40 feet
Width: 25 feet
Growth Rate: Moderate to Fast

Characteristics: Fall foliage is a rich deep purple or a dark red. Tolerates hot summers, cold winters, and many soils (including alkaline). Fairly pest-free, adaptable, and tansplants easily. Good drought tolerance.

Negative Features: Narrow branches can result in weak limb attachments. Single-seeded, winged fruit can be a litter problem.

Uses: Good for all street situations where room allows on arterial, collector, and residential streets.

Comments: Flame Ash can have structural problems which result in borken branches. Regular pruning will help reduce these problems.

Engraved stone sign for Flame Ash, Fraxinus oxycarpa 'Flame.'
Graphic of a golden, smiling sun.
Graphic of planter dimension for 6 ft.