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Ash (Manchurian)

Characteristics

Height and Spread Mature Manchurian Ash trees may be 9.1 to 16.7 metres high and have a crown width of 7.6 to 10.6 metres.

Hardiness Zone 3

Preferred growing conditions Trees grow best in partial sun to full sun sites that have moist, well-drained soils.

Form Manchurian Ash trees are medium to tall in height whose lacy leaves and branches produce a dense oval or round shape.

Flower/seeds Greenish-yellow flowers; trees may be either male or female. Tan coloured seed pods are 2 to 4 centimetres long have a single ‘wing’.

Leaf There are 9 to 11 serrated leaflets on each side of a central stalk that create a single ‘leaf’. A single leaf may be 20 to 24 centimetres long. Smooth leaves are light green.

Bark/wood Young twigs have a golden colour in the first year, that darkens and becomes gray with fine cracks in it as the branch matures.

Fruit Not applicable

Pruning Prune to keep shape and remove damaged limbs. Sterilize pruning saws and shears with methanol (gasline anti-freeze) between cuts and between trees.

Problems (Disease/Insects)

Ash plant bug