The stems and buds of golden European ash are plenty interesting during the long leafless months of Fall, Winter, and early Spring. The show continues when the buds swell in April and, by late August, shows no sign of flagging.
Is this another of the rare trees that never has a bad hair day all year long? For which each season brings yet another dramatic display? Fall foliage won't tip its hand until October or November but, from flowers and emerging leaves in Spring to full foliage during the dog days, the show during warm weather is as lively as it was in cold.