Chinese Fringe Tree

Chinese Fringe Tree

Chinese Fringe Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Chionanthus retusus
Hardiness Zones:   6 to 8
Growth_Rate:   Moderate
Site Requirements:   Sun to partial shade; range of soil types
Texture:   Coarse
Form:   Spreading
Height:   15 to 25'
Weight:   10 to 25
Leaf:   3 to 8" opposite, leathery lustrous leaves
Flower/Fruit:   Snow white, fragrant flowers in panicles at ends of shoots; .5" dark blue fruit on female trees
Comments:    Exfoliating bark; very adaptable; tends to flower better in alternate years; easy to grow
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   Serrulatus