Chionanthus virginicus

White Fringe Tree

One of the great charmers in the native tree world. Very showy spring flowers and adaptable to boot. Have found it growing in the crack of a granite outcrop with western exposure at 4000' in western Carolina, and have found it on the banks of the Suwannee River in Florida.

Category: Small flowering tree; deciduous
Hardiness: 3 to 9
Foliage: Dark green semi-glossy foliage
Fall Color: Yellow
Flower: Showy, Fragrant white, fringe-like blooms
Fruit: Dark, olive-like fruits, wildlife food
Bark: Smooth, gray
Texture: Medium
Shape: Spreading, rounded habit
Mature Size: 12 to 20' tall by 12' to 20' wide
Growth Rate: Slow
Adaptability: Chionanthus virginicus can withstand drought conditions
Native Habitat: Native to the Eastern US