Fringe Tree (Chionanthus Virginicus)

Smiling Sun Gardens

Regular price $12.00

Shimmering, white frothy flowers blanket this shrub/small tree in May or June. Small, round, bluish olive-like fruit form on female trees in fall and are eaten by many types of birds. Leaves often turn bright yellow in fall. This beauty is a Plants of Merit winner.

Grows best in average, fertile soil but is very adaptable. Does not tolerate dry gravel-based soil but will grow in dry clay soil. Adapts well in urban settings. Does not tolerate prolonged dry conditions.

Beautiful as a specimen shrub or in groups. Background plant in borders or native plant gardens or use along streams and ponds.
Native Environment: Glade
Plant Type: Deciduous Tree
Height: 12 - 20 feet
Spread: 12 - 20 feet
Bloom Time:  May to June
Color: White Fall Color: Yellow
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
USDA Symbol: chvi3
Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
Season of Interest: Mid (May - June)
Soil Moisture: Dry, Moderate
Wildlife Benefit: Food/Birds, Food/Small Animals
Host Plant: (Rustic Sphinx)
Nature Attracting: Birds
Tolerate: Clay soil, Air pollution
Maintenance: Low