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Chionanthus virginicus

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More About Chionanthus virginicus

  • Showy fringe-like fragrant white flowers
  • Clusters of bright blue to purple drupes on female plants in August
  • Leathery, glossy leaves turn golden-yellow in the fall
  • Variable open spreading habit
  • Berries are attractive to birds
  • Bloom Time: June

Interesting Notes:

Chionanthus plants are polygamodioecious: having bisexual and male flowers on some plants, and bisexual and female flowers on others.

Zone:

4

Height:

4-5 m

Spread:

4-5 m

Colour:

White

Fringetree Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in slightly acidic conditions, however, tolerates many moisture levels and soil types. Depending on the specimen, some pruning may be required to maintain shape. 

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Chionanthus virginicus Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color
Fruit

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Spreading
Multi-stem/Clump form

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Chionanthus virginicus

Cladrastis lutea

Cladrastis lutea

Yellowwood

Halesia carolina

Halesia carolina

Silverbell Tree