White Fringe Tree
White Fringe Tree
Chionanthus virginicusItem #2418 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
Prized large shrub or small tree with upright branches forming dome shape. Soft green leaves back magnificent clusters of fringe-like blooms. A terrific accent for the landscape. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Slow growing to 20 to 25 ft. high, 25 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:ki-o-NAN-thus vir-JIN-i-kusPlant type:TreeDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousSunset climate zones:2 - 6, 15 - 17, 28 - 41Growth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slow growing to 20 to 25 ft. high, 25 ft. wide.Special features:Bird Friendly, Easy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Ornamental BerriesFoliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:WhiteDesign IdeasFringe tree is a beautiful accent for foundation planting. Particularly beautiful against red brick or dark timber homes. May be used as a background shrub for beds and borders. Add to native and wild gardens for habitat and seasonal interest. A striking accent in any garden setting.Companion PlantsGrow fringe tree with other specatcular southeastern natives such as Yellow Trumpet Vine, (Campsis radicans 'Flava'), Hummingbird Summersweet, (Clethera alnifolia 'Hummingbird'), Glowlight Louisiana Iris, (Iris louisiana 'Glowlight') and Belle Etoile Mock Orange, (Philadelphus x lemoinei 'Belle Etoile').
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering may be reduced once established, but avoid prolonged drought. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: winter.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:Chionanthus is a native shrub found from Virginia south to Florida and west to Texas, inhabiting moist woodlands.Lore:In its home range this shrub is known as Grancy Graybeard due to its unique foliage and flowers. It's classified in the Oleaceae family.