Fringe Tree

Fringe Tree

Chionanthus virginicus

Featured Plant Category: Pollinator Plants, Rain Gardens

Height: 15 to 30'

Container Size: 1 Gallon

Bloom Time: April to May

Bloom Color: White

Soil Moisture: Medium to Wet

Soil Type: Loose, moist, sandy

Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Other Names: White Fringetree, Snowflower Tree, Flowering Ash, Old Man's Beard

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Fringe tree is a deciduous small tree, typically reaching around 12-20′. Its name is a reference to its delicate fringe-like flowers, which develop in late Spring. It is tolerant of clay soil, black walnut, and air pollution- making it a good choice for urban settings. It serves as a stunning specimen tree, with its flower display becoming more spectacular as it ages. It looks nice in groups, or a specimen tree once it establishes itself. It is a host species for the amazing Rustic Sphinx moth (pictured above).


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15 to 30'

Container Size

1 Gallon

Bloom Time

April to May

Bloom Color


Soil Moisture

Medium to Wet

Soil Type

Loose, moist, sandy

Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone


Other Names

White Fringetree, Snowflower Tree, Flowering Ash, Old Man's Beard

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At Direct Native Plants, we take many precautions to make sure your plants will arrive in the best condition possible.

Our perennials are grown in a 4” quart-sized pot. These plants are then cut back to fit our packaging, placed in a protective clamshell container (made from recycled materials), and then shipped to you in a cardboard box.

Trees and shrubs are grown in a 7” tall container (referred to as a 1-gallon pot), and depending on the species will be between 12” and 36”. We bag the root section of these plants to prevent them from drying out in transit and ship them in a tall cardboard box. PLEASE NOTE: These boxes can be shipped in bundles up to 6. After that we start a new package, so keep this in mind if you’re trying to get the best shipping rates.

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