White Fringe Tree For Sale

Chionanthus virginicus, also known as Fringe tree, is a low-maintenance shrub that derives its name from the slightly fragrant, airy, and creamy-white flower clusters that cover it in late spring to early summer. The flowers are produced on the previous season’s wood. This small tree or shrub is native to the southeastern United States and has a rounded habit and spear-shaped, dark green foliage that turns shades of yellow, brown, and green in the fall. It prefers an open, airy location and can be grown in groups in borders or woodland areas. In addition, it can be planted as a specimen plant near streams or in lawns. The female plants produce fruits that are a food source for birds, and the male plants are said to flower more heavily. As most Fringe trees are propagated by seed, their sex is unknown until later. It comes in a tree band pot.

Shrub/Tree Z4-9 H12-24’xW12-24′ Late Spring to Early Summer Sun-Part Shade

  • Botanical Name:

    Chionanthus virginicus

  • Sun Exposure:
    Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit:
    12 – 20 feet
  • Spread:
    12 – 20 feet
  • Spacing:
    12 – 18 feet
  • Hardiness Zone:
    4-9
  • Flowering Date:
    Late spring / early summer.
  • Planting Instructions:
    Prefers an open, airy location. Disturb roots as little as possible when planting. Dig a hole large enough to accommodate roots without bending them, firm soil well and water in thoroughly.
  • Winter Care:
    None, except to mulch the first winter to keep soil moist, if fall planted. Remove in early spring before growth starts.
  • Growth Rate:
    Very slow, 4″ – 6″ a year
  • Flower Color:
    White
  • Flower Form:
    Numerous ribbon-like petals 3/4″ – 1 1/4″ long form a large airy pendulous panicle.
  • Foliage Type:
    Simple, wide spear-shaped, 4 – 8″ long and 2 – 4″ wide. Medium to dark green foliage turns shades of yellow, brown, and green in fall.
  • Pruning:
    Prune to shape and remove dead or broken limbs. Immediately after flowering
  • Soil Requirement:
    For best performance plant in a deep, humus enriched, moisture retentive acid soil.
  • Additional Information:
    Flowers produced on previous season’s wood. Fruiting occurs on female plants only but the male trees are said to flower heavier. Most are propagated by seed so sex is unknown until later.