The Garden Guide

Book: A treatise on the theory and practice of landscape gardening, adapted to North America,1841
Chapter: Section IV. Deciduous Ornamental Trees

The common European ash Fraxinus excelsior

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The common European ash (F. excelsior) strongly resembles the White ash. It may, however, easily be known by its very black buds, and longer, more serrated leaflets, which are sessile, instead of being furnished with petioles like the White ash. This fine tree, as well as the White ash, grows to 80 or 90 feet in height, with a very handsome head.