Claret ash

Fraxinus angustifolia 'Raywood'

Claret ash - Fraxinus angustifolia  'Raywood'

Common Name: Claret ash
Genus: Fraxinus
Species: angustifolia
Cultivar: 'Raywood'

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has colourful autumn foliage, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 20.00 m (2000 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 12.00 m (1200 cm)

Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Colour: Green, Red

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained


  • Flower colour: inconspicuous flowers

Slender dark glossy green leaves in summer turn claret-red in autumn. A beautiful ash that is fast-growing with a slender shape and graceful foliage that slightly droops. Best planted as a specimen tree in grass.

  • Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. Remove any broken, diseased or crossing branches in late autumn or winter. When planting, incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly.