Manna Ash is a round-headed deciduous tree with smooth grey bark. The odd-pinnate finely serrated leaf is blue green and has brown to purplish, velvety grey leaf buds. The creamy-white very fragrant flowers appear after the leaf in May/June. The tree can be used as a park tree and is suitable for industrial estates. Fraxinus ornus tolerates drier soil and is very resistant to wind.