Chinese Fringe Tree
Deciduous, Shrubs, Trees
Spectacular flowering plants requiring some winter chill. Common name refers to 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. To be given good drainage. Minimal pruning needed. Resist most pests and diseases, though fungal leaf spot and powdery mildew may occur.
Native to China and Taiwan. Grows 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 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.
Native to China and Taiwan. Grows about 20 ft. tall, not quite as wide spreading as Chionanthus vi...
Low growing, seldom more than 1 1/2 ft. high; spreads by underground runners to 8 ft. or more. Branche...
Resembles H. macrophylla. To 4–6 ft. tall and wide.