Originating from South Australia (circa 1910), the Fraxinus Raywood – Claret Ash, is well known for its striking autumn colour. The wonderfully narrow, serrated leaves change to a wine-red, reminiscent of a Claret. The deep, rich red is something to behold. And whilst it might not be as intoxicating as a glass of wine, there is certainly a potent charm to this Autumnal display.
During the summer, the foliage is green and glossy, providing some dappled shade below. The full, rounded canopy comes as the tree matures. A young Claret Ash is narrow, with an upright crown, but it grows quickly to realise a medium sized height (10x5m). Deciduous, it makes for a great tree in dry, compacted soil conditions, and is suited for use in urban and avenue planting.
Vibrant wine-red avenue in Wanaka
FRAXINUS oxycarpa ‘Raywoodii’ 200lt container @ 4.5m+ (measured from top of bag) – approx 10-12 year old
Also available in:
80lt container @ 3.5m+ (measured from top of bag)
45lt container @ 3m+ (measured from top of bag)
Tidy street plantings, Lakeside Estates, Queenstown