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Chionanthus virginicus, Fringe Tree, Old Man's Beard

Chionanthus virginicus

Fringe Tree, Old Man's Beard
Family: Oleaceae
Origin: Eastern United States
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersFragrantDeciduous plantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Panicles of creamy white fragrant flowers suspended from branches in May; male flowers are more showy; dark blue fruit attracts birds. Prefers moist, well drained soil.

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