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Fraxinus oxycarpa (angustifolia) 'Raywood'

Raywood Ash, Claret Ash
  • Plant Type:
  • Tree
  • Evergreen-Deciduous:
  • Deciduous
  • Overall Mature Size:
  • Medium
  • Also Grown As:
  • Standard Tree
  • Mature Height & Spread :
  • 25-35' x 25'
  • Natural Growth Habit:
  • Upright
  • Native To:
  • Asia, Africa, Europe, Hybrid
  • Exposure:
  • Full Sun
  • Water:
  • Medium Water
  • Flower Color:
  • Insignificant
  • Special Features:
  • Attracts Birds/Butterflies, Cold Hardy, Deer Resistant, Desert Conditions, Fall Color, Intermountain Conditions
  • Container Sizes:
  • #15, 24" Box, #25, 36" Box
  • Sunset Garden Zones:
  • 2b-9, 12-24
  • Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone:
  • 7


Compliments of the Mediterranean region, Fraxinus angustifolia oxycarpa ‘Raywood’ is an extremely popular medium-sized deciduous tree known for its spectacular fall color. In Western Garden zones 2b-9 and 12-24, it will achieve 25 – 45 feet in height with an equal spread with moderate water and full sun. Its finely textured foliage is lovely and lacy, borne on slender branches; it sports medium green until the fall when the leaves turn a brilliant purple to red hue. An ambitious growth rate and naturally-rounded dense head makes it a good choice for those seeking more immediate gratification and less maintenance. Cold hardy and suited to desert climates, it is also deer resistant. A terrific specimen tree, it is even more dramatic massed for a grove effect.