Fraxinus ornus
Common name: 
Flowering Ash
Pronunciation: 
FRAK-si-nus OR-nus
Family: 
Oleaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Deciduous tree, 40-50 ft (12-15 m), rounded outline; bark smooth, gray.  Leaves opposite, pinnate compound, 5-9 leaflets, each leaflet 5-10 cm long and 2-4.5 cm wide.  Flowers white, fragrant, appear with or after leaves, in dense, "string-like", terminal clusters (panicles)7-12 cm long, one of the few ashes with calyx and corolla.  Fruit narrow-oblong, 2-2.5 cm long, clusters (unattractive) may hang on until late winter.
  • Sun
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 5   Native to southern Europe and western Asia.
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: lower campus, near Jefferson and 11th St.
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    plant habit, spring flowering

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    plant habit, spring and fall

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    flower clusters and leaves

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    flower cluster

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    plant habit, summer

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    leaves and fruit

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    leaves and fruit

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    plant habit, fall

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    leaves, fall

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    trunk, bark

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    twig, buds, winter