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Care of the plant Fraxinus angustifolia or Narrow-leaved ash.

Care of the tree Fraxinus angustifolia or Narrow-leaved ash

The genus Fraxinus, family Oleaceae, includes about 50 species of trees native to Europe, Asia and North America. Some species are: Fraxinus angustifolia, Fraxinus ornus, Fraxinus dipetala, Fraxinus floribunda, Fraxinus americana, Fraxinus chinensis.

Common name: Narrow-leaved ash. This species is native to southern Europe and southwestern Asia.

They are deciduous trees of elegant bearing that reach 25 meters (82 feet) in height. The leaves are composed of 7-11 lanceolate leaflets of a matt green color and with a dentate margin; in autumn they take on beautiful golden, orange and red tones. The hanging flowers are greenish in color and are not decorative. They produce fruits in the shape of a samara.

These relatively fast-growing plants are used for reforestation, in rows in streets and public parks, and as isolated specimens in large gardens. They are ideal for coastal gardens.

Fraxinus angustifolia grows in full sun exposures (cold-temperate climate) and in semi-shade (Mediterranean climate). They resist frost well.

The soil must be cool, moist, well drained, and contain organic matter. Plant in its final location in the fall or late winter.

Water regularly, waiting for the substrate to be almost dry. They resist several days of drought.

Fertilize in autumn with organic matter (manure or compost).

Prune lightly in late winter or early spring to maintain a compact demeanor.

They can be attacked by a fungus called Hymenoscyphus fraxineus which kills the tree and can spread to other plants.

They are propagated from seeds sown in the fall.

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Fraxinus angustifolia
Fraxinus angustifolia
Fraxinus angustifolia