Chinese Fringe Tree

A splendid small tree for petite landscapes, Chinese fringe tree has soft green leaves and magnificent clusters of fragrant, fringe-like blooms in spring. It is wider than it is tall and a good choice for casting filtered shade on patios and outdoor living areas. Plant it near dark evergreen trees for a gorgeous bloom show in sharp contrast. Chinese fringe tree grows well in full sun or part shade. This slow-growing tree is best pruned in winter.

Chinese Fringe Tree Overview

Genus Name Chionanthus retusus
Common Name Chinese Fringe Tree
Plant Type Tree
Light Part Sun, Sun
Height 8 to 20 feet
Width null to 25 feet
Flower Color White
Season Features Spring Bloom
Special Features Attracts Birds, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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