Ash 'Autumn Purple' Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Purple'

ash 'Autumn Purple'


A spreading, broadly conical, deciduous tree to around 18m tall. Leaves are made up of seven, nine or rarely five, oval to oblong leaflets, dark green above and whitish-green below. Leaves turn vibrant shades of red, purple, orange and yellow in the autumn. Inconspicuous green flowers are borne in spring. The grey bark develops distinctive ridging on mature trees

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      ash 'Autumn Purple'

    • Common names

      Fraxinus excelsior 'Autumn Purple'

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      Higher than 12 metres

    • Spread

      wider than 8 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    group 1

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Low Maintenance

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by grafting

  • insectPests

    Generally pest free

  • microbeDiseases

    Ash dieback may be a problem and because of this disease, restrictions have been put in place regarding both the importation of ash from abroad and the movement of ash within the UK