Posts Tagged "Oleaceae"


Fraxinus excelsior – true to its name, the ash excels in growing powerful new branches, but many of these are lost in winter, eventually resulting in an airy tree. The most eye-catching part of ash trees are their compound leaves.

Narrow-leaved ash

Fraxinus angustifolia – narrow-leaved ash is closely related to olive. The feathery appearance makes it an airy tree that feels distinctly Mediterranean, and this is where it mostly grows naturally.

One-leaved ash

Fraxinus excelsior ‘Diversifolia’ – one-leaved ash is a quite rare, but beautiful and airy tree. This variety’s leaf is completely different from the regular ash leaf that consists of up to 11 small leaflets.


Olea europaea – Olives keep their leaves all year long. This twig was captured at the start of winter, hanging on to its dark-green leaves and ripe fruit.