Chionanthus virginicus white fringetree


Chionanthus virginicus white fringetree
Low mainten ance p l ant s with few pes t prob lems
One of the best trees for partial
shade to full sun, exceptionally
pest and disease resistant, tolerant
to air pollution
Scientific Name: Chionanthus virginicus
Common Name: White fringetree
Hardiness Zones: 4–9
Habit: 12–20 feet tall by 12–20 feet wide
Form: Spreading, open habit
Foliage: Deciduous, 3–8 inches long, alternate, simple,
medium to dark green leaves in summer with yellow to
brown fall color
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Growth Rate: Slow
Chionanthus virginicus
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Flowers: White fragrant flowers in spring followed by
blue-black fruit in fall
White fringetree
Site Requirements: Prefers partial shade to
full sun and moist well drained soil
Description: A native tree,
prized as an easy to care for plant
in the home landscape.
Karan A. Rawlins, University of Georgia,
C. virginicus ‘Emerald Knight’
more tree-like habit
Rebekah D. Wallace,
U.S. National Arboretum
Funds provided through grant support from the Northeastern IPM Center, US-EPA Region III, and University of Maryland Extension. Project developed by Mary Kay Malinoski and David L. Clement, University of Maryland Extension. We would like to acknowledge the contributions of the horticulturists from:
U.S. National Arboretum, U.S. Botanic Garden, Longwood Gardens, Department of Horticulture at Cornell University, Brookside Gardens, University of Maryland Extension, Audubon International, and the Northeast Community IPM Network. Posters and illustrations designed by mmgraph llc. Not for Resale