Old Man'S Beard Tree

Old Man'S Beard Tree

Old Man'S Beard Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Chionanthus virginicus
Hardiness Zones:   3 to 9
Growth_Rate:   Slow to moderate
Site Requirements:   Sun to partial shade; prefers moist, well drained soil
Texture:   Medium to coarse
Form:   "Spreading, open crown; variable shape between seedlings; often multistemmed Spreading"
Height:   12 to 20'
Weight:   12 to 20'
Leaf:   3 to 8" opposite, simple leaf; yellowish green to brown fall color; not especially showy
Flower/Fruit:   Panicles of creamy white fragrant flowers suspended from branches in May; male flowers are more showy; dark blue fruit in fall
Comments:    Native; large shrub to small tree; adaptable; fruit attracts birds; tolerant to air pollution; flowers at an early age
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   --