Chinese Flowering Ash

The Chinese flowering ash, known as Fraxinus chinensis, is a species of ash tree native to East Asia, including China, Taiwan, and Japan. It is a deciduous tree that is valued for its attractive appearance and ornamental has.

The Appearance

A medium-sized deciduous tree with a broad, rounded crown and pinnate leaves. It produces clusters of small, fragrant white flowers.


The Produce

These flowers are often followed by the development of winged seeds, similar to other ash tree species.


The Flowers

Produces clusters of small, fragrant white flowers in spring.


The Leaves

Each leaflet is lance-shaped, serrated at the edges, and measures about 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm) in length.


The Bark

The bark is smooth and gray, becoming more fissured with age.


The Habitat

Prefers well-drained soils and full sun to partial shade. Commonly found in gardens and parks.


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various wildlife, including pollinators and birds. The flowers are particularly attractive to bees.


The Culture

Valued for its ornamental flowers and timber. Often planted in gardens and parks.


Fun Facts

Chinese Flowering Ash is known for its beautiful, fragrant flowers, which attract bees and other pollinators.

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