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.Chionanthus virginicus
Native to southeastern U.S. Leaves and flower clusters often twice as big as those of Chionanthus retusus; blooms appear a few weeks later. Lightly fragrant, greenish white flowers. Can reach 30 ft. tall, but in gardens usually grows 12–20 ft. high with equal spread. Habit varies from very shrubby and open to more treelike. In Zones 2–6, where it grows very slowly (the most you can hope for is 12 ft. in 10 years), it is best used as an airy shrub; blooms profusely when just 2–3 ft. tall. In those zones, it is one of the last deciduous plants to leaf out in spring.
Big, vigorous grower that may reach 20 ft. Substantial enough to use as ground cover. Profuse pearly w...
White flowers with deep red eye. Long bloom season; sets little or no seed.
Native Europe to central Asia. This weedy, rhizomatous plant is grown for its sweet-scented foliage (u...