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Chionanthus Virginicus

Botanical Name:

Chionanthus virginicus

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Partial Sun - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Loose, moist, sandy soils.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Shrubs, Trees, Native Plant, Shrub, Tree

Lifespan

Woody, Perennial

Plant Height

12-36 ft.

Flower

The Fringetree has dioecious (separate male and female plants), but also may have perfect flowers on each plant. These are delicately fragrant paniculate flowers produced on previous years growth; ivory to white clusters 2 to 3 in. long. The male flowers are showier than female flowers due to longer petals, however, both male and female trees are striking in bloom. Flowers bloom from April to May.

Fruit

Fertilized perfect or female flowers give way to clusters of olive-like fruits which ripen to a dark, bluish black from July to September and are a food source for birds and wildlife., Bluish black

Benefits
Attracts

Birds

Taxonomy

Order

Lamiales

Family

Oleaceae

Genus

Chionanthus

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