|Species:||Fraxinus angustifolia Vahl.|
|Italian common noun:||Frassino a foglie strette|
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.
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