Flowering Ash Fraxinus ornus
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Soak in water, let stand in water for 12 hours.
warm stratify for 30 days, cold stratify for 90 days.
sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, keep moist, mulch the seed bed, can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination.
In a Nutshell:
* Fraxinus ornus ( Manna Ash or South European Flowering Ash ) is a species of Fraxinus native to southern Europe and southwestern Asia , from Spain and Italy north to Austria and the Czech Republic , and east through the Balkans , Turkey , and western Syria to the Lebanon .
* It is frequently grown as an ornamental tree in Europe north of its native range, grown for its decorative flowers (the species is also sometimes called "Flowering Ash"). more...
* With attractive, frilly white or pale yellow fragrant flowers in May; smooth gray beechy bark; leaves dark green; sap, known as manna, has been used as a mild laxative; native to southeast Europe, western Asia. Fall color not detailed. more...
* Manna - a sweetish exudate is obtained from the stems by incision. The quality is better from the upper stems. A mild sweet taste, its main use is as a mild and gentle laxative, though it is also used as a sweetener in sugar-free preparations and as an anti-caking agent. more...