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CHIONANTHUS virginicus
Fringe Tree


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:: Oleaceae :: CHIONANTHUS :: virginicus
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Main asset

A spectacular flowering (similar Manna ash), fragrant. A small sized tree, suitable for all gardens.


Remove the lower branches to encourage a tree-like habit. Flowering and fruiting are best in areas with hot summers.

Small deciduous tree, with large entire elliptical leaves, opposite. In summer, the plant is covered of large pendent panicles of fragrant white flowers, 20 cm (8 in.) long. They are followed by small blue-black fruits, about 1.5 cm (1/2 in.) long. Needs acid soil.

  • Uses: specimen

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: deciduous
  • Habit: flare
  • Height: 3 m x 3 m (10 ft x 10 ft)
  • Growth: medium to fast
  • Flowering period: august
  • Époque de fructification : october

Shape and colours:

  • Foliage shape: elliptic
  • Foliage colour: dark green
  • Foliage colour in autumn: yellow
  • Flowers shape: pendent panicles
  • Flowers colour: white
  • Forme des fruits : ovoid
  • Couleur des fruits : blue-black
  • Parfum : yes


  • Soil type: Acid, well-drained
  • Exposure: sun
  • Hardiness: - 35 °C (-31 °F - USDA zone 3b)