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Mancana Manchurian Ash

Fraxinus mandshurica 'Mancana'

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Mancana Manchurian Ash (Fraxinus mandshurica 'Mancana') at Eagle Lake Nurseries

Mancana Manchurian Ash in fall

Mancana Manchurian Ash in fall

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Mancana Manchurian Ash (Fraxinus mandshurica 'Mancana') at Eagle Lake Nurseries

Mancana Manchurian Ash

Mancana Manchurian Ash

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  39 feet

Spread:  20 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  2b


A very attractive and hardy medium sized shade tree with a tightly rounded, almost lollipop shape and reliable yellow fall color, an excellent shade tree for smaller home properties, very low maintenance; has become extremely popular and trendy

Ornamental Features

Mancana Manchurian Ash is primarily valued in the landscape for its decidedly oval form. It has forest green deciduous foliage. The compound leaves turn an outstanding yellow in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Mancana Manchurian Ash is a dense deciduous tree with a shapely oval form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Mancana Manchurian Ash is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Mancana Manchurian Ash will grow to be about 39 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 7 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Shade 
Fall Color  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features