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Chionanthus virginicus
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Plant Type: Deciduous Trees

Drooping clusters of fragrant, lacy white flowers appear in spring before the foliage emerges, making this tree extraordinarily beautiful.  Dark blue grape like fruit follows later in the summer.   A slow growing native.   The trunk of the Fringetree is pale gray with bands of white. 

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Tolerant of city conditions, including pollution, it prefers deep, moist, fertile, acid soils and full to part sun.

Flower Color

White

Foliage Color

Glossy Green

Plant Spread

12-20 ft.

Good Companions

Plant Height

12-20 ft.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

4-9

Soil Moisture

average and consistent water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Fragrant, Cut flower, Attracts Birds

Bloom Time

Spring

Critter Resistance

Exposure

Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate

Slow

Seasonal Interests