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Chionanthus (Fringe Tree)
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Including Chionanthus retusus, and Chionanthus virginicus

Chionanthus

Fringe Tree


Chionanthus retusus  full sun
Chinese Fringe Tree
Chionanthus retusus

Named for its clustered, snow-white fleecy flowers, the broadly spreading Chinese Fringe Tree casts light shade with rounded leathery leaves. This deciduous Olive family member is a captivating, four season specimen displaying blue, egg-shaped summer fruit, warm yellow autumn foliage and peeling gray-brown bark in winter. Well sized for a lawn or small yard, it’s easily cultivated in moist, loamy soil. Grows slowly. Large Band.

Blooms June.

Size: 20' high x 15' wide; hardy to zone 5.

Chionanthus retusus (T-0008)
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Chionanthus virginicus  full sun
American Fringe Tree
Chionanthus virginicus

With ample cream-colored, lacy blossoms and blue, egg-shaped fruit, the American Fringe tree is one of the most beautiful of all North American trees. Native to the eastern United States, it appears quite elegant near water, where its openly branching limbs and glossy green leaves can be reflected in the afternoon light. Growing into small trees, or occasionally multistemmed large shrubs, Chionanthus are easy to cultivate in moist, loamy soil and are well sized for a lawn or small yard. Grows slowly. Large band.

Blooms late June–mid July

Size: 15' high x 20' wide; hardy to zone 4.

Chionanthus virginicus (T-0034)
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