About This Plant

The Chinese flowering ash, scientifically 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 features. Chinese flowering ash typically grows to a moderate height, with a rounded crown and pinnately compound leaves.

The Story


The leaves are opposite, pinnately compound, and composed of 5 to 9 leaflets. Each leaflet is lance-shaped, serrated at the edges, and measures about 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm) in length.


One of its notable features is its clusters of small, fragrant, and white flowers that bloom in the spring, which give the tree its common name. These flowers are often followed by the development of winged seeds, similar to other ash tree species.
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