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Fraxinus xanthoxyloides is a Deciduous Tree up to 6.00 metres tall.
It has miscellaneous uses.
E. Asia - Afghanistan to the N.W. Himalayas.
Found mainly in the dry inner valleys of the Himalayas[
]. Dry slopes in valleys at elevations of 1000 - 2800 metres[
Prefers a deep loamy soil, even if it is on the heavy side[
]. Most members of this genus are gross feeders and require a rich soil[
]. Plants succeed when growing in exposed positions[
] and also in alkaline soils[
]. They tolerate atmospheric pollution[
This species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10°c[
A dioecious species - both male and female forms must be grown if fruit and seed are required.
Wood - white, close grained, hard[
]. Used for making tool handles and walking sticks, it is also a good fuel[
The seed is best harvested green - as soon as it is fully developed but before it has fully dried on the tree - and can then be sown immediately in a cold frame[
]. It usually germinates in the spring[
]. Stored seed requires a period of cold stratification and is best sown as soon as possible in a cold frame[
]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions or a nursery bed in late spring or early summer of the following year.
If you have sufficient seed then it is possible to sow it directly into an outdoor seedbed, preferably in the autumn. Grow the seedlings on in the seedbed for 2 years before transplanting either to their permanent positions or to nursery beds.