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Fringe Tree | Plant Profile

Fringe Tree (Chionanthus virginicus) are small deciduous trees or shrubs with a rounded or mounded appearance. Fragrant drooping white flowers bloom in spring. The wide green leaves become yellow in fall.

Fringe Tree prefers fertile, medium moisture, well drained soils in full sun to part shade. They are quite tolerant of urban pollution but are not able to deal with dry soils.

Because of their good resistance to pollution, Fringe Trees are popular in urban locations. They are often grouped near water or in woodland areas. They can also be singular ornamental features in small landscapes.


Fringe Tree Characteristics

Fringe Trees are popular ornamental trees that are especially attractive in full bloom. The clusters of soft white flowers nearly cover the tree in spring. Fertilized female flowers produce black berries that attract birds and other wildlife. These trees are native to riverbanks and wet locations.

As long as the soil is not overly saturated, they can help to absorb some wet spots above natural springs or along banks.

Fringe Trees have good resistance to blight and pests. These trees become more vulnerable to disease when the soil is too dry

USDA Climate Zone
Zones 3 - 9
12.00 - 20.00
12.00 - 20.00'
Bloom Time
May - June
Full Sun - Part Shade
Deer Resistant?