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Fraxinus angustifolia - Vahl.
                 
Common Name Narrow-Leaved Ash
Family Oleaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Mostly dryish rocky places in macchie, deciduous scrub or in pine and mixed forest, 650 - 1700 metres in Turkey[93].
Range S. Europe, N. Africa, W. Asia,
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Fraxinus angustifolia Narrow-Leaved Ash


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Physical Characteristics
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Fraxinus angustifolia is a deciduous Tree growing to 25 m (82ft) by 12 m (39ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from Apr to May. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Wind.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil. The plant can tolerates strong winds but not maritime exposure.
It can tolerate atmospheric pollution.

Synonyms
F. rotundifolia. Mill. F. veltheimii.

Habitats
Woodland Garden Canopy;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts:
Edible Uses: Condiment.

The fruit is used as a condiment[177, 183].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Prefers a deep loamy soil, even if it is on the heavy side[1, 200]. Most members of this genus are gross feeders and require a rich soil[200]. Plants succeed when growing in exposed positions[200] and also in alkaline soils[11]. They tolerate atmospheric pollution[200]. Quite cold-hardy when dormant, the young growth in spring, even on mature plants, is frost-tender and so it is best to grow the plants in a position sheltered from the early morning sun[K]. This species is closely related to F. excelsior[11]. A very ornamental tree[1], there are several named forms, selected for their ornamental value[200]. This species might be dioecious, in which case male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.
Propagation
The seed is best harvested green - as soon as it is fully developed but before it has fully dried on the tree - and can then be sown immediately in a cold frame[80]. It usually germinates in the spring[80]. Stored seed requires a period of cold stratification and is best sown as soon as possible in a cold frame[200]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions or a nursery bed in late spring or early summer of the following year. If you have sufficient seed then it is possible to sow it directly into an outdoor seedbed, preferably in the autumn. Grow the seedlings on in the seedbed for 2 years before transplanting either to their permanent positions or to nursery beds.
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Fraxinus americanaWhite Ash12
Fraxinus bungeanaXiao Ye Qin02
Fraxinus chinensis rhynchophyllaHua Qu Liu02
Fraxinus excelsiorAsh, European ash, Common Ash22
Fraxinus floribundaHimalayan Ash22
Fraxinus hookeri 00
Fraxinus latifoliaOregon Ash01
Fraxinus longicuspis 01
Fraxinus nigraBlack Ash01
Fraxinus ornusManna Ash, Flowering ash33
Fraxinus pennsylvanicaRed Ash, Green ash, Water Ash11
Fraxinus quadrangulataBlue Ash00
Fraxinus sieboldianaAsh00
Fraxinus texensisTexas White Ash00
Fraxinus velutinaArizona Ash, Velvet ash, Modesto Ash, Fantex Ash00
Fraxinus xanthoxyloides 00
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Readers comment
 
Elizabeth H.
Murat KARA Thu Apr 28 11:23:52 2005
Turkish name: Sivri Meyveli Diþbudak
Elizabeth H.
Murat KARA Thu Apr 28 11:23:04 2005
Turkish name:Sivri Meyveli Diþbudak
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