Chionanthus virginicus, Fringe Tree, Old Man's Beard

Chionanthus virginicus

Fringe Tree, Old Man's Beard
Family: Oleaceae
Origin: Eastern United States
USDA Zone: 3-9?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsDeciduous plantFragrant plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. 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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