- Plant IDs
- ID By Type
- Deciduous Trees
- Fraxinus excelsior
Common name: European ash
Fraxinus excelsior is a large, deciduous tree native to Europe but now naturalized in eastern North America. It has purple flower buds in spring, then the leaves turn yellow in autumn. We have several species and a number of cultivars, mostly in the lawn beds northwest of the Perennial Garden.
Garden Story about ash dieback and the emerald ash borer.
All photos from Wikimedia Commons except for photo of trees in the Garden before leafing out (taken March 15, 2023).