Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 12 hours
Stratification: warm stratify for 30 days, cold stratify for 60 days
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, keep moist, mulch the seed bed, can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination
Fraxinus excelsior var. pendula, known as Pendula European Ash, is a majestic deciduous tree that can grow up to 35 meters tall with a dome-shaped crown. It is a fast-growing, hardy tree with dark green compound leaves that add beauty to any landscape. Unlike other species of ash, it has black buds that are easy to distinguish. The tree is native to Europe and southwestern Asia, but it has become a popular tree planted all over the world due to its hardiness and tolerance of cutting. Pendula European Ash is also a valuable source of timber and attracts a variety of wildlife. While it prefers moist or wet soil and can tolerate maritime exposure, it can also grow in a range of soil types and pH levels. Though it is less popular in the U.S., it is the parent of many cultivars. Add this striking tree to your landscape and enjoy its beauty for generations to come.