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Chionanthus virginicus

fringe tree, old man's beard

Fringetree has intensely fragrant, white, fringe-like flowers in late spring. It can be trained to tree or shrub form, and this in conjunction with its flower and bright yellow fall foliage makes it a great decorative option. Great for shade and quite drought-tolerant!

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Height: 10-20 ft
Spread: 8-18 ft
Hardiness Zone: 5-9


Bloom Color: White

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Shade
Soil Moisture
Wet
Average
Ecoregion
(58) Northeastern Highlands
Ornamental Interest
Spring Bloom
Fall/Winter Fruit
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Songbirds
Attracts Bees
Host Plant
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Tolerance
Compaction Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Additional Attributes
Dioecious (fruits only on female plants)
Low Maintenance


North American Distribution


fringe tree - Chionanthus virginicus from Native Plant Trust
fringe tree - Chionanthus virginicus from Native Plant Trust
fringe tree - Chionanthus virginicus from Native Plant Trust
fringe tree - Chionanthus virginicus from Native Plant Trust