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White Fringetree

Chionanthus virginicus

GIS Coordinate:
N40 21.053 W94 52.906

Trail Number:
G31

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Description

Family:
Oleaceae

Foliage:
Leaves simple, opposite to sub-opposite, 3-8 inches long. Yellow fall color.

Native Locale:
Southern New Jersey to Florida and Texas

Mature Height:
25 to 30 feet

Mature Width:
25 to 30 feet

Hardiness Zones:
Zone 4 to 9

Soil Preference:
Prefers deep, moist, fertile, acid soils but is extremely adaptable

Growth Habit:
Large Shrub or small tree with a spreading, rather open habit; often wider than high; the range of shapes is a variable as the stem characteristics

Rate of Growth:
Slow, but under ideal conditions 8 to 10' in 10 years

Disease and Insect:
None serious; occasionally scale, borer (possible ash borer), leaf spots, powdery mildew and canker

Landscape Value:
Large shrub to small tree

Additional Notes:

  • Flowers: Flowers, produced in late spring, are white and somewhat fragrant.
  • Fruit: Fruits are dark blue and well liked by birds.

Photos

Leaf - White FringetreeSummer - White Fringetree