A genus of 45–65 species of usually medium to large trees.
Common name : Ash
Scientific name : Fraxinus spp.
Family : Oleaceae
Category : Trees
Type of plant : Perennial
Full description for Fraxinus spp. not yet available.
Sowing & planting
1000 - 2500
6 - 7
Water my ash
Water regularly and generously for several weeks after planting or sowing, especially if you did it late in the season.
Plant my ash
Plant your ash in deep soil, fresh, rich and fairly well drained.
Plant preferably in winter, in bare roots or in mound. Dig a hole deep enough, twice as large as the root ball, without mixing the layers of the soil.
Plant a solid stake at the bottom of the hole, on the edge, inclined to the prevailing winds. Cut the root hair - the fine roots that looks like hair - to balance the volume of roots and foliage.
Plant without burying the boundary between trunk and roots of the tree, putting the soil layers in the same order you removed them. Tamp the soil around the roots with your foot, so you do not leave a pocket of air, and attach the stake to the trunk with a suitable extensible link.
Form a hollow in the soil and water abundantly until you fill it.
Prune my ash
If everything goes right, you will not have to prune your ash tree.
Otherwise, if certain branches die as a result of an accident or a natural cause, proceed as follows.
Wait until winter, until all the leaves have fallen. Cut the branch at first 20 cm above the fork: this will prevent it to tear healthy parts when it falls. Then make a clean second cut to remove the 20 cm you left, cutting only 2-3 cm above the fork.