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Chionanthus retusus

Chinese Fringe Tree

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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Chionanthus retusus
Principal Common Name Chinese Fringe Tree
Common Name(s)
Synonym
Description A small tree that blooms profusely with 4" clusters of lightly fragrant frilly white flowers.
General Comments This is a spectacular tree when blooming as the flowers cover the entire tree. The bark is also a handsome gray-brown color. Although it can be very happy in warmer climates like San Diego it does best if it gets a bit of chill.
Origin
Nativity Taiwan
Height Range 20 - 0 FT
Spread Range 15 - 0 FT
Flower Showy Y
Warning
Sunset Zones 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Medium Green
Leaf Texture
Form Small Tree
Flower Color White
Flower Time Spring
Months
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Heavy : Medium
Outstanding Features Attracts Birds : Bark : Flower

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