Fraxinus mandshurica wings (Manchurian Ash) is a deciduous tree species native to northeastern Asia, including parts of China, Korea, and Russia. It belongs to the Oleaceae family and is known for its attractive foliage, smooth bark, and adaptability to a range of growing conditions.
Size and Appearance: Manchurian Ash is a medium to large-sized tree that can reach heights of 15-25 meters (50-80 feet) or more. It has a rounded crown with spreading branches and a straight trunk. The bark is smooth and grayish-brown in color when young, developing shallow furrows and fissures as it ages.
Leaves: The leaves of Fraxinus mandshurica are compound and composed of 7-9 leaflets. The leaflets are elliptic to lanceolate in shape and have serrated or finely toothed edges. They have a dark green color on the upper surface and a paler green color on the underside. In autumn, the foliage can turn yellow or golden before dropping.
Flowers: Manchurian Ash produces small, inconspicuous flowers that are dioecious, meaning individual trees have either male or female flowers. The flowers are typically greenish and appear in clusters or panicles in spring before the leaves emerge. They are wind-pollinated.
Seeds: Female Manchurian Ash trees produce winged seeds in the form of samaras. The samaras are flat and elongated, allowing for efficient wind dispersal.
Manchurian Ash is known for its adaptability to a variety of soil types and growing conditions. It can tolerate a wide range of pH levels and soil moisture, making it a versatile species. It prefers well-drained soil but can withstand occasional periods of flooding.
In landscaping, Fraxinus mandshurica is planted as an ornamental tree for its attractive foliage and overall shape. It provides shade and can be used as a street tree or in parks and gardens. Manchurian Ash is also valued for its timber, which is used in furniture making, construction, and other woodworking applications.
Botanical Name : Fraxinus mandshurica wings
Common Name : Manchurian Ash
Height : 40- 50 ft
Spread : 20- 25 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 30-60 days warm stratification followed by 90-120 days cold stratification
Hardiness zone : 3-7
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 475