Characteristics of Evergreen Ash Tree (Fraxinus griffithii) in the Wild

Fraxinus griffithii
Evergreen ash or Himalayan ash (Fraxinus griffithii) is a species of tree that belongs to the family Oleaceae. Natural habitats include Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, Taiwan, China, Bangladesh, and India. Evergreen ash is widely grown as an ornamental tree in Australia, where it is an invasive species.

In Indonesia, Fraxinus griffithii is called by local names such as Haju Lui, Tauchi, Tauci, Tausi, Tiken, Kayu Candu, and Kalimantan. While in English-speaking countries it is referred to as Evergreen ash, Himalayan ash, Flowering ash, Formosan ash, and Griffith’s ash.

In some countries in Southeast Asia, this tree is sometimes cultivated for bonsai.

 

Characteristics of Evergreen Ash Leaf

Fraxinus griffithii Leaf
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The green leaves have a glossy green color above and silver hairs below.

 

Characteristics of Evergreen Ash Flower

Fraxinus griffithii Flower
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The flowers are white, clustered, and appear in spring.

 

Characteristics of Evergreen Ash Fruit

Fraxinus griffithii Fruit
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The fruit is long, dangling, and brown when ripe.

 

Characteristics of Evergreen Ash Tree

Fraxinus griffithii Tree
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Evergreen ash grows as a medium-sized tree with a height of 25-30 meters. This tree has fast growth, drought-tolerant.

This tree is often planted as an ornamental tree because of its dense flowers and a protective tree planted on the edge of roads or parks in several countries.

 

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