Fraxinus excelsior 'Golden Cloud'
Common name: 
Golden Cloud Ash
Pronunciation: 
FRAKS-i-nus ek-SEL-si-or
Family: 
Oleaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf deciduous tree, rapid growing, 30-40 ft (9-12 m) high at maturity, compact, rounded top.  New growth and branches are golden-yellow.  Leaves opposite, pinnately compound, 7-11 leaflets, each 4-10 cm long, ovate lanceolate, margin finely serrate, light green; fall color golden-yellow.   Seedless, no winged fruit formed.
  • Sun or part shade.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 5    US Plant Patent: PP02886, 1963, Spring Hill Nursery, Tipp City, Ohio.   Some say similar to 'Jaspidea' or Golden Dessert™.   Possibly no longer available.
  • Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, Minnesota.
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