Chionanthus virginicus

Common name: Fringe Tree

Non-native plant

Fringe Tree is more of a shrub than a tree, but because it takes seven years to grow from a seed to size, it costs more like a tree. Almost all other plant material we raise takes one year from seed to the field. Fringe tree leafs out late and has very fragrant lilac-smelling white flowers in late May. Since it is one of the few plants I have not seen in the wild, I have planted it in both shade and sun. Fringe Tree needs a minimum of a half-day sun, good garden soil, and some protection from the west. Fringe Tree is dioecious, meaning the male and female plants are separate and both are needed if seed is to be produced. Fruit on the female plants are slightly smaller than a quarter and very blue. Yellow fall color. Native to Eastern USA.


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Pricing information per unit for 5 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $34
11 to 24 units $32
25 or more units $30
Pricing information per unit for 15 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $85
11 to 24 units $80
25 or more units $75

Plant Details

Plant type

Large Shrub

Soil type


Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period

Late Spring

Growth form


General information

Mature height
10 Feet
Mature width
10 Feet
Max height
15 Feet
Max width
15 Feet
Growth rate
Flower color
Fall color

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