Botanical Name: Fraxinus mandshurica 'Mancana'
Common Name: Mancana Ash  
Plant photo of: Fraxinus mandshurica 'Mancana'
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range

25-40', 40-60'


Flower Color



Flower Season



Leaf Color

Green, Dark Green


Bark Color

Brown, Grey


Fruit Color



Fruit Season






Low, Medium


Growth Rate



Soil Type



Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Poor, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Formal, Ranch


Accenting Features

Fall Color, Silhouette


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Background, Patio, Street Tree


Special Uses

Shade Tree, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Stephanie Duer
  • Description

  • Notes

A selection of Manchurian Ash, 'Mancana' is a durable, attractive tree with a uniform upright, oval canopy, growing about 40 to 50 feet tall and 20 or so feet wide. Like other ashes, it has compounded leaflets that allow for an open winter silhoutte. Leaves are rich green in the summer months, turning golden yellow in the fall. A good shade tree for smaller yards, as it doesn't have a wide spread. Seedless.
WARNING: Emerald Ash Bore have been identified in Colorado; this is a highly destructive invasive pest and has caused significant damage to ash trees throughout the eastern United States. Go to for more information. Grow in well drained soil; adaptive to soil types. Drought tolerant once establish, but best growth will occur with regular summer watering. Developed by the Morden Research Station in Manitoba. Hardy to USDA Zone 3.