Fringe Tree

Fringe Tree

Common Name: Fringe Tree
Scientific Name: Chionanthus virginicus
Family: Oleaceae
Garden Location: Turner Seasons Garden

The native fringe tree grows easily in well-drained soil with full sun to part shade.  It grows 12 to 20 feet with airy, creamy white flowers that appear in late April to early May.  The tree produces a small dark fruit in late summer that is a great food source for birds.