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Fringe Tree

Chionanthus virginicus

Also known as

North American Fringe Tree, Old Man's Beard, Poison Ash, Virginian Snow Flower

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

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°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

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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.