Ash Raywood

Description
Botanical Name: 
Fraxinus oxycarpa 'Raywood'

Mediterranean native with fast growth rate and oval, upright crown shape.  A very handsome tree that is narrow in habit when young and opens up as it matures. The compound pinnate leaves are composed of 7 to 9, sharply serrated, dark green leaflets. The leaves turn a rich plum purple in autumn.  Surface roots can be a problem, plant at least 20 feet away from foundations.

Plant Characteristics
Plant Category: 
Trees-Shade & Ornamental
Name: 
Ash Raywood
Plant Type: 
Deciduous
Flower: 
Non flowering
Mature Size: 
50' tall x 40' wide.
Water: 
Moderate
Exposure:: 
Full sun
Spacing: 
15 feet to 20 feet
Soil Type: 
Clay; loam; sand; Slightly alkaline. Can tolerate wet sites, but will perform much better in well drained conditions.
Planting Time: 
Any season
Comments
Comments: 

Good specimen or residential street tree.  Beautiful deep green leaves in summer changing to a dramatic plum color in the autumn.  Surface roots can be an issue, so plant at least 20 feet away from foundations.