Chionanthus virginicus

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  • Common Name: Fringe Tree
  • Plant Story:

    Common name (Fringe Trees) refers to the slightly fragrant fringe-like white flowers. Dioecious (seperate male and female flowers) with male flowers being showier. Female flowers mature to olive-like fruits in the summer which attracts birds.

  • Type: Tree Deciduous
  • Bloom Season: Spring
  • Flower Color: White
  • Planting Zone: 3-9
  • Height: 12-20 ft
  • Spread: 12-20 ft
  • Light Requirements:Part Shade
  • Suggested Uses: Group or Specimen
  • Leaf: Not available
  • Edible: NO
  • Attracts to: Birds,
  • Plant Deer Resistant:Yes
  • Plant Potential Pests:No serious problems
  • Is NativeEastern United States
  • Form: Rounded
  • Special Care Instructions:

    Intolerant of dry conditions. Dioecious with male flowers showier then female.

Fringe Tree - Additional Photos