odd-pinnate, 7 leaflets, mat blue green, 20 - 25 cm
terminal panicles, (cream) white, May/June, very fragrant
winged fruit (key), 2,5 - 3,5 cm long
parks, industrial estates
drier calcareous soils
Устойчивость к ветру:
South Europe, West Asia
Fraxinus ornus has a spreading oval to round, irregular crown. Mature specimen can attain a height of 15 m, but usually they do not grow higher than circa 10 m. The grey bark is smooth. The odd-pinnate leaf is blue green to mat green, becomes 20 - 25 cm and consists of 7 leaflets that have a finely serrated margin. In contrast with F. excelsior F. ornus has brown to purplish, velvety grey leaf buds. Inflorescence shows white to creamy-white very fragrant flowers in conspicuous, upright and terminal panicles. These appear after the leaf in May/June. F. ornus forms winged nuts of circa 3 cm, which appear in clusters. The tree can be used as a park tree and is suitable for industrial estates. Tolerates drier, calcareous soils. Well resistant to wind.