White fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
White fringetree
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White fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 4b
Mature Height Mature Height
12 to 18 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
8 to 15 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Moderate
Sun Sun
Full Sun or Partial Shade
Moisture Moisture
Moist soil, well drained
Fall Color Fall Color
Attractive
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Yes
Flower Flower
Ornamental
Fruit Fruit
Ornamental
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
No
Additional Information Additional Information
small tree to large shrub; spreading, open, multi-stemmed form; 12-18’ tall; 8-15’ wide; slow to moderate grower; showy, pure white, lacy, fragrant, pendulous flowers in large clusters in late May; only female plants produce bluish-black, pendulous fruit in clusters in late summer; full sun to partial shade; prefers a deep, fertile soil, pH adaptable; plant in spring only; moderate drought tolerance; urban and air pollution tolerant; few if any pests; native to southeastern U.S.; hardy to zone 4b

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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