White Fringetree

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White Fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus) is a deciduous shrub or small tree that captivates with its fragrant, fringe-like white flowers in spring. Its dark green leaves provide a contrasting backdrop, making the blooms pop. Adaptable to various conditions, it’s perfect for borders or as a standalone specimen. The White Fringetree is a sensory delight, bringing fragrance and elegance to any garden setting.

1-2′ Bareroot Seedling

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Environmental Requirements

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 3-9
Soil pH: 5.5-7.0
Soil Type: Well-drained
Water Requirements: Moderate, drought-tolerant
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Heat Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: None

Size and Spacing

Plant Size: 12-20′ tall, 12-20′ wide
Plant Spacing: 12-20′ apart
Growth Habit: Upright, rounded
Rootstock: From Seed

Pollination and Flowering

Pollination Requirements: Cross-pollination required
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (bees)
Bloom Time: May-June
Flower Color: White

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit (drupe) Size: 1/2″-3/4″
Fruit (drupe) Flavor: Bitter
Fruit (drupe) Color and Appearance Blue-black, oval
Harvest Time: September-October
Yield & Storage: Low, store in a cool, dry place

Disease and Pest Susceptibility

Additional Plant Characteristics

Growth Habit: Upright, rounded
Foliage Color: Green
Fall Color: Yellow
Lifespan: 20-30 years

Additional Information

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Native to Eastern United States
Nitrogen Fixing: No