Alphitonia excelsa – Red Ash

A large ornamental tree which naturally has a lovely natural rounded habit, this makes a great shade tree for parks, larger landscaping situations and farms. It will grow to around twenty metres in warm moist areas, but will be smaller in cooler and drier areas. It has large glossy leaves, and had foliage to the ground if not pruned away. In cooler areas it will be semi-deciduous in the winter months. It has clusters of small cream flowers in late autumn to early winter, followed by oval blackish fruit. The wood can be used for cabinet work and is good for tool handles.
Propagate from seed.

Family : Rhamnaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Large tree
Width : 15
Flowering Time : Autumn, Winter
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Dense foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Erosion control, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Alphitonia excelsa
Common Name : Red Ash
Height : 21
Flower Color : Cream
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment :
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan :
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Other insects