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Fraxinus excelsior tree seeds Weeping Ash


Weeping European Ash, Fraxinus excelsior pendula Seeds

Fast Growth, Hardy, Adaptable, Easy to Grow, Bonsai, Specimen tree, Urban Tolerant, Weeping, Fall Colors, Winter Interest

Fraxinus excelsior pendula or Weeping European Ash is a fast growing fine-textured, deciduous tree which is capable of reaching more than 60 feet in height but will more commonly be 40 feet tall with a 25 foot spread in a landscape, forming an asymetrical, umbrella shaped tree, with weeping branches that reach the ground. The lustrous, dark green leaflets create a light shade beneath the tree, making it well-suited for use as a large lawn specimen or shade tree. The leaves turn various shades of yellow before falling in the fall. The flowers open before the leaves, the female flowers being somewhat longer than the male flowers; they are dark purple, and without petals, and are wind-pollinated. Both male and female flowers can occur on the same tree, but it is more common to find all male and all female trees; a tree that is all male one year can produce female flowers the next, and similarly a female tree can become male. The fruit is a samara, often hanging in bunches through the winter; they are often called 'ash keys'. The winged fruits which turn brown and remain on the trees well after the leaves have fallen. The low-branched, rounded silhouette of naked branches on top of the short trunk and the black, dormant leaf buds help to make Weeping European Ash an attractive winter landscape element.

 Other Names: Weeping European Ash, common Ash, European Ash

 Uses: Shade tree, street tree or lawn tree.