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 Weeping ash

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The Weeping ash, Fig. 36, is a very remarkable variety of the European ash, with pendulous or weeping branches; and is worthy a place in every lawn for its curious ramification, as well as for its general beauty. It is generally propagated by grafting on any common stock, as the White ash, 7 or 8 feet high, when the branches immediately begin to turn down in a very striking and peculiar manner. The droop of the branches is hardly a graceful one, yet it is so unique, either when leafless, or in full foliage, that it has long been one of our greatest favorites.