Wednesday, June 23, 2010

European ash

European ash, Fraxinus ornus. This species is often considered not useful as bonsai, Well is it really?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Walter,they are very good species to make bonsai from.
You can make this tree better when you prune it.
I have two shohin-bonsai from this species,you can make the leafs very small when you prune it like a acer.
I do this pruning in June,and the leafs come out very small.
Greetings Ed van der Reek

Jerry said...

Personally, I think they are very difficult to make into small bonsai. I applaud you if you've managed it!

This year I bought some Chinese Ash and they are MUCH MUCH easier. The leaves are naturally smaller, the internodes are short and they grow vigorously.

Some photos:
http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=chinese+ash&d=taken-20100201-&ss=2&ct=6&mt=all&w=47343585%40N00&adv=1

Pascal37 said...

Hi Walter,

There is no difficult to do big or small bonsai with ash....

as you can see:
http://www.parlonsbonsai.com/forums/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=123080

Pascal37 said...

Another one:
http://www.parlonsbonsai.com/forums/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=116355

An article in French, i've wrote on common ash :
http://www.parlonsbonsai.com/Formation-et-ramification-du-frene.html

pascal37 said...

Another tree :
http://www.parlonsbonsai.com/forums/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=116355


An article in french, i've wrote on common ash in bonsai
http://www.parlonsbonsai.com/Formation-et-ramification-du-frene.html