† Fraxinus excelsior 'Stricta' at Bute Park

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Fraxinus excelsior 'Stricta'
mid November 2015

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Fraxinus excelsior 'Stricta'
early June 2016

Grid reference ST 17836 76528
Common name  
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Status GB Champion 2023
TROBI Remarkable Tree 2013
Tag 1788
Height 36M November 2015
Girth 313cm November 2015
Girth 375cm January 2023
Reference 342

†This tree has a conspicuous graft, and was thought to be the cultivar 'Jaspidea', but it has not shown the expected autumn colour of 'Jaspidea'. It is more probably the cultivar 'Stricta' which has the narrow, upright habit shown by this tree.

It is on the west edge of Southern woodland east, beside the path from the West Gate.

Fraxinus excelsior 'Stricta' bark

Fraxinus excelsior 'Stricta' bark
June 2016

Fraxinus excelsior 'Stricta' leaf

Fraxinus excelsior 'Stricta' pinnate leaves
early June 2016

General tree description

Fraxinus excelsior 'Stricta' is a cultivar of the European ash, Fraxinus excelsior, and has a narrow, upright shape. Its origin is obscure, but a specimen exists at the Royal Gardens, Kew, and is mentioned in the Royal Gardens, Kew Hand-list of Trees and Shrubs Grown in Arboretum, 1896, Part II, p. 83. Three old trees are known at Kew and one in Windsor Great Park has been propagated from these.