Chinese Fringe Tree
Deciduous, Shrubs, Trees
Spectacular flowering plants requiring some winter chill. The common name (fringe tree) refers to the narrow, fringelike white petals on flowers that are borne in impressive, ample, lacy clusters. Male and female plants are separate; males have larger flowers. If both plants are present, females produce clusters of small, dark, olivelike fruit favored by birds. Broad leaves turn bright to deep yellow in fall.
Good drainage is required. Minimal pruning needed. Resist most pests and diseases, though fungal leaf spot and powdery mildew may occur.
Native to China and Taiwan. Grows to about 20 ft. tall, not quite as wide spreading as Chionanthus virginicus. Usually seen as a big multistemmed shrub but can be trained as a small tree. Leaves are 2–4 in. long. Pure white blossom clusters to 4 in. long appear in late spring or early summer. A magnificent plant when in bloom, something like a tremendous white lilac. Handsome gray-brown bark (sometimes golden on young stems) provides winter interest.
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