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Fraxinus 'Purple Spire' (Claret Ash)

The average plant height is 270 cm

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Suited to regions:All regions
Plant type:Trees
Height:8.00 m
Spread:4.00 m
Flowering time:
Tolerances:Coastal, Hardy
Garden uses:Avenues, Parks, Specimen
Garden styles:Alpine, Architectural, Backyard, City & Courtyard, Coastal, Frontyard, Japanese, Modern
Easy to grow?Yes
Maintenance requirementsLow
Growth rateMedium

Fraxinus 'Purple Spire' (Claret Ash) Details

“Purple Spire” is a popular variety of the commonly known, Claret Ash, and is grown for its impressive form and brilliant autumn colours. It features narrow leaves which emerge deep green in spring and then develop stunning purple and tones in autumn before falling. This tree grows rapidly with a narrow habit to about 8 m tall and 4 m wide. It can be trimmed as necessary and grows best when planted in full sun a well-drained site. It is tolerant of dry periods, cool climates, frost, and coastal environments. “Purple Spire” is commonly grown as a specimen, used in avenue plantings, planted around entranceways, or included in mixed plantings. This is a lovely tree and a favourite with landscape designers.

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