Chionanthus retusus

Chionanthus retusus Chinese Fringetree

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Description

Great when used for an accent in smaller gardens. Can be used in a border or as a yard shrub.

Form:
Rounded, Deciduous, Ornamental
Size:
Small, 15-25’
Rate:
Slow to moderate
Zone:
5-9
Leaves:
Vary from zone to zone. Leaves on tree in the northern zones are oblong while those in the southern zones are more rounded. Leathery, dark green in color changing to soft yellow in the fall
Bark:
Peeling or tightly ridged and furrowed
Fruit:
Drupe, dark blue in color
Flowers:
Snowy white and almost feathery in texture. Flowers are positioned on the terminal end of stalks.
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