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Fraxinus ornus/Manna Ash, South European Flowering Ash

Fraxinus ornus / Fraxinus ornus
Showy, spring flowers
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Showy, spring flowers

Flowers and foliage

Multi-trunked tree with smooth bark

Compound leaves

Large, compound foliage in early spring

Flowers and foliage

Close view of compound leaves

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Scientific Name: Fraxinus ornus
Common Name: Manna Ash, South European Flowering Ash
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This is a relatively popular spring flowering tree in Europe because it produces showy spring flowers. This tree is of commercial importance and is grown in groves for the production of manna.