Chionanthus virginicus, Fringe Tree, Old Man Beard, Grancy Greybeard
A native, spreading, deciduous shrub, or sometimes small tree, with opposite, usually elliptic, glossy green leaves, to 8 inch long. Fragrant white flowers are borne in pendant panicles, to 8 inch long, in summer: they are followed by small blue-black fruit, 1/2 inch long. Chionanthus species are late-leafing, attractive specimen plants. They are also suitable for a shrub border. Flowering and fruit is best in areas with long hot summer. Remove the lower branches to encourage a tree like habit.
NOTE - For all plants currently listed in 4 inch and Quart size nursery pots. we will be removing plants from plastic pots and placing in fabric grow bags for shipping. this will begin on certain products NOW as we run trials but should be in full effect very soon -
Deliveries to CA, OR, WA, AZ, UT, ID, NV, MT, ND, SD will be shipped Bareroot.