Fraxinus ornus
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Fraxinus ornus

flowering ash
manna ash

  family oleaceae 
  genus fraxinus 

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Genus  Fraxinus Species  ornus Variety  Cultivar  Common names  flowering ash   manna ash Family  OLEACEAE Specimen number  S8739 Data source  DyePl p56;MedPl p211;Frgnt p123
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Depends on climate Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  The flowers of Fraxinus ornus have a faint sweet fragrance. Blue-black is the most typical color produced by Flowering ash (also known as manna ash). Flowering ash is used in Greece for dyeing.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  laxative Medicinal parts  Sap Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  Fraxinus ornus has been traditionally used as a laxative. Only the sap is used in herbal preparations.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  sweet scented Fragrance parts  Flowers Fragrance intensity  Faint Fragrance category  Faintly sweet Dye parts  Dye color  blue-black
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Fraxinus ornus is considered to have originated from Greece and Southern Europe.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Fraxinus ornus is a woody perennial.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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