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Chionanthus virginicus
Common Name: Fringe Tree Family: Oleaceae (The Olive Family)

Chionanthus virginicus
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The fragrant white flowers of this unique shrub have long narrow petals. Borne in clusters of hundreds in spring, the flowers produce an amazing floral effect as if the branches were filled with thousands of airy feathers. Blue-black fruit follow. This spreading branches unfurl the shiny deep green elliptical leaves during flowering. A wonderful specimen for a shrub border.


Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Rich moist soils by the edges of streams and in damp woods and scrub.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypeShrub  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height6-10'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread8-10'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun Part Sun Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5-9  BerriesYes 
BC NativeNo    

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