Large deciduous trees with composite; some species remain smaller.
The smaller species may be planted in medium-sized gardens; the larger trees are suitable only for parks or country estates.
The ash accepts practically any type of soil, but will grow best in humus-rich loam.
From; garden forms by grafting.
Fraxinus excelsior, common ash: Height to 40 m; some garden forms remain smaller, for instance ‘Jaspidea’, the golden ash. ‘Pendula’ is a fine weeping form; it may grow quite large.
Fraxinus ornus: Height to 10 m, initially smaller and therefore suitable for small gardens. Finely serrated pointed leaves; whitein late spring and early summer, followed by the well known wing-shaped fruits.