The Ash is a well-known valuable timber tree, and suitable for avenues, but not for the shrubbery, unless on a large scale.

The Weeping Ash, or F. pendula, is a variety of F. excelsior, first discovered in a field at Gamblingay, Cambridgeshire, England. This is propagated by grafting, or inarching upon the common Ash. It looks well in the shrubbery, but more particularly upon a lawn by itself; the branches will droop to the ground, and form a handsome weeping head. There are other varieties, with curled or variegated leaves, which are desirable in making up an extensive collection.