Chionanthus virginicus

White Fringetree, Old-man's-beard

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Slow (4-6" per year).
Mature Height - 12-20' under cultivation; 25-30' in the wild
Mature Width - 12-20' under cultivation; 25-30' in the wild
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Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Clustered in 6-8" long panicles May to early June. Dioecious or polygamo-dioecious, white, slightly fragrant. Each of the 4 petals are 0.06-0.08" wide and 0.75-1.25" long.
Fruit - Dark blue, fleshy, egg-shapped drupe 0.33-0.66" long August to September
Leaf -
Fall Color - Usually yellowish green-brown, but can also be bright to golden yellow.
Bark - Gray, smooth on young branches; slightly riged-and-furrowed on older branches.
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Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Transplant in spring, prefers deep, moist, fertile, acid soils but is extremely adaptable; full sun to partial shade.
Native Habitat - Southeast US, but can be found in a variety of habitats as far north as Maine and Minnesota.
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Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Fringetree.
- Other plants of the family Oleaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Chionanthus.
- Other plants of the species Chionanthus virginicus.