Chionanthus retusus 'China Snow'

China Snow Fringetree

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Description
 Terminal clusters (to 4” long) of mildly fragrant, pure white flowers with fringe-like petals bloom in late spring to early summer. Bloom appears about 2-3 weeks before that of C. virginicus. Plants are primarily dioecious (separate male and female plants), but some plants may have some perfect flowers. Male flowers are slightly showier. Female flowers (if fertilized) give way to clusters of olive-like fruits (each to 1/2”long) which ripen to a dark bluish black in late summer/fall and are a good food source for birds and wildlife. Lustrous
Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Round
Exposure
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
May - June
Bloom Color
White
Landscape Use
Urban Street, Specimen Plant
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds
Plant Type
Shrub
Hardiness Zone
5 - 9