Chionanthus virginicus

Family: Poaceae

Common name: FRINGE TREE

Native to: Eastern United States

Sentiments: candid, devoted, durability and longevity, friend of china, submission, symbol of graceful strength


Type: shrub

Form: erect

Leaves deciduous

Max height: 16.4 feet

Max width: 20 feet


white/off white




Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly

Plant features: deciduous

Exposure: sun

Landscape use: flower fragrant

Propagates by: seed

fall color

flowers in summer

Soil type: well drained

USDA Zones: zone 4 -30 f, zone 5 to -20 f, zone 6 to -10 f, zone 7 to 0 f, zone 8 to +10 f, zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: -30 to +30 °F

Water: moderate, regular