Fraxinus angustifolia

Fraxinus angustifolia
Fraxinus angustifolia
Fraxinus angustifolia

Plant type

TreesMedium trees

Common name
Frassino meridionale, Frassino ossifillo, Frassino a foglie strette




  • Trees
  • Medium trees


  • D.Lgs 386/2003

    Leaf Persistance

  • Deciduous

    Crown Shape

  • Spreading

    Flower Colour

  • Non significant

    Climatic Zone

  • 6

    Continent of Origin

  • Africa
  • Europa

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Origin: Mediterranean regions, North Africa

Botanical characteristics: It is a large deciduous fast-growing tree up to 25 mt high, with an elegant growth habit and expanded foliage. The bark is dark grey and very furrowed. Leaves are pinnate, composed of 7-13 narrow lanceolate little leaves which are dark green and shiny above and then lighter below, with serrated margins. In autumn they turn yellow or reddish. It has unisexual flowers in short panicles. Fruits are single samaras which are linear or lanceolate.

Agronomic and environmental characteristics: It is typical of the Mediterranean region. It tolerates dry soils and it is resistant to air pollution.

Use: It is suitable for avenues in cities and parking lots, in parks and gardens, as single plant or in groups. It can be used for afforestation.