Chionanthus retusus 'Chinese Fringetree'
Chionanthus retusus 'Chinese Fringetree'
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Chionanthus retusus 'Chinese Fringetree'

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Extremely easy to grow, Chionanthus retusus (Chinese Fringe Tree) is a deciduous shrub or small tree which is spectacular in full bloom. In late spring or early summer, it is literally covered with delicate clouds of slightly fragrant, pure white flowers with fringe-like petals. As the blooms fade, the petals drop like snow on the ground. Featuring a rounded, wide-spreading habit, the Chinese Fringe Tree is dioecious (separate male and female plants). While the male flowers bear slightly longer petals and are showier, the female flowers give way to lovely clusters of dark blue fruit in late summer and are a food source for birds and wildlife. The foliage of lustrous, leathery, bright green leaves, 3-8 in. long (7-20 cm), turns golden-yellow in fall. The exfoliating gray-brown bark becomes ridged and furrowed with age, providing winter interest. Native to Asia, this breathtaking plant is tolerant of air pollution and adapts well to urban settings.

Height: 20 - 25'

Spread: 20 - 25'

Spacing: 25 - 30'

Exposure: Full Sun(6+ hours) or Part Sun (4 to 6 Hours)

Blooms: Spring