White Fringetree, Old-man's-beard
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Slow (4-6" per year).Mature Height - 12-20' under cultivation; 25-30' in the wildMature Width - 12-20' under cultivation; 25-30' in the wildLongevity -
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 SeptemberLeaf - 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.Other Features - Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
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.Diseases and Insects - Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
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.