‘Raywood’ (Autum Plum Ash)

Fraxinus oxycarpa, commonly known as the Raywood Ash, has distinctive bark and attains a moderate height. The bark of this deciduous tree is smooth and grey when young, gradually developing shallow furrows and becoming more textured as it matures.

The Appearance

A medium-sized deciduous tree with a rounded crown and dark green leaves that turn deep red to purple in autumn.


The Produce

These seeds are often light brown in colour and can be dispersed by the wind when they mature.


The Flowers

Produces small, inconspicuous flowers in spring, followed by winged seeds.


The Leaves

The individual leaflets are lance-shaped and serrated along the edges, creating a toothed pattern.


The Bark

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


The Habitat

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


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various wildlife, including birds and insects.


The Culture

Popular in ornamental landscaping for its striking autumn foliage.


Fun Facts

The ‘Raywood’ variety is particularly noted for its vibrant autumn color, making it a favorite in landscape design.

The Connection To Burton Constable

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