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.
|Scientific Name:||Alphitonia excelsa|
|Common Name:||Red Ash|
|Other Common Names:||Leatherwood, Coopers Wood|
|Plant Type:||Large tree|
|Height:||10 ~ 21 metres|
|Width:||10 ~ 15 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Autumn, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Dense foliage, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Features:||Erosion control, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Other insects|
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