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Fringe Tree

Chionanthus virginicus

Also known as

North American Fringe Tree, Old Man's Beard, Poison Ash, Virginian Snow Flower, Old man's beard, Chinese fringe tree, Grand daddy, Greybeard, Snowflower

Chionanthus virginicus flowers JB by Cephas (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

4m

2.5m

Min

2.5m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Fringe Tree

Chionanthus virginicus JB
Chionanthus virginicus - Fringe tree 2

Fringe Tree Overview

Also known as fringe tree, this species is a deciduous shrub that produces profuse, scented, white flowers with long linear petals. They lead onto blue-black berry fruits.

Special features of Fringe Tree

Attracts bees

Other uses of Fringe Tree

Ornamental, fragrance. Found in woodland along side river banks. Summer interest.