Alphitonia excelsa – Red Ash

A large ornamental tree which naturally has a lovely natural rounded habit, this makes a great shade tree for larger spaces. 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
Flower Colour:Cream
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
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Special Uses:Erosion control, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants