Chionanthus virginicus

Chionanthus virginicus
Chionanthus virginicus 
fringe tree, old man's beard
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 1.5-3m
USUAL WIDTH 1.5-3m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS white
BLOOMING TIME May - June
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 4   (down to -34°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
Summer blooms
Rarities
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Fringe tree is a very rare and beautiful small shrub or small tree. In early summer it has profusion of upto 20 cm long pendent panicles of fragrant, shiny snow-white, narrow flowers. Female plants produce bluish black berries, however, usually only male plants are sold in nurseries.

Mid to deep green opposite leaves are deciduous, elliptic and glossy. If you like this plant not as much for the flowers but the foliage there is a way you can double the size of the leaves. Either in early spring or immediately after flowering cut last year’s branches to 20-30% of their original length. After that the plant will need a lot of nutrients which can be provided either as a balanced 3-months-release fertilizer based on or a liquid nitrogenous fertilizer supplied for not longer than 4 weeks.

Fringe tree grows slowly, about 3m tall and wide. If you want to train it into a tree remove bottom branches every year starting at young age. It needs a warm and sunny location, acidic, humus-rich, constantly moist but well-drained soil. Fully hardy to -29°C (USDA zone 5).

Last update 20-01-2009; 31-12-2010
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Chionanthus virginicus height 125-150 cm, width 60-80 cm
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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