Fraxinus ornus

Flowering Ash, Manna Ash

Technical information

Height: 7-10m

Habit & Growth rate: Moderate growth rate being rounded and dense in habit.

Foliage: Pinnate leaves 10-20cm long with mainly 7 leaflets. Foliage is a dull dark green that turn burgundy to pinkish-orange in autumn.


A hardy and attractive tree with excellent canopy development, producing abundant white panicles of flowers in mid spring to summer. Adaptable to a wide range of conditions, including exposed windy sites, coastal conditions and has been found to be fairly drought tolerant. With all new plantings a two year minimum maintenance period should be maintained for best results and this is one species that shows good benefit from maintaining this program.

Fraxinus Ornus and Leaf WEB

Reference: Edward F. Gilman 1997 Trees for Urban and Suburban Landscapes
David More John White 2003 Cassell’s Trees Of Britain Northern Europe.
Spencer, R Horticultural flora of south – eastern Australia. University of New South Wales Press Vol.4

All plant dimensions are estimates only and ultimate size and growth rates will depend on growing conditions, particularly when used in some urban environments.