On the lawn west of the pond is a young specimen of Fraxinus apertisquamifera, a native to Japan. A deciduous tree to 5 metres height and a wide spreading canopy. The pinnate leaves are exhibiting early autumn colour observed more intensely with an early morning shaft of sunlight hitting the tree. The parent plant was found growing within open woodland, companion plants included Acer rufinerve, Hydrangea paniculata, Cornus controversa and Fagus crenata. Bearing white flowers in spring followed by the typical, for Ash, dry indehiscent one seeded fruit with papery wings.
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