CHINESE FRINGE TREE

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COMMON NAME
Chinese Fringe Tree
BOTANICAL NAME
Chionanthus retusus
HEIGHT 15′
WIDTH 10′
DIOECIOUS
DECIDUOUS
LIFESPAN 40 to 150 years
COLD TOLERANCE 10° F
SOIL TYPE Well drained
DROUGHT TOLERANCE Medium
SALT TOLERANCE Low
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS
Full sun to part shade.
Prefers full sun.
FERTILIZING In early spring,
apply a full measure of 16-4-8
granular fertilizer evenly
around the base of the tree.
Avoid getting fertilizer on the
leaves. Water before and
after applying fertilizer.
FLOWER Showy, white, fragrant
MONTH OF COLOR March
FRUIT Female flowers produce
1/2″ olive-like fruits, if fertilized,
which ripen to a dark bluish
black in late Summer to Fall.
Inedible.
COMMENTS Dark purple with
large seeds. Hybrid of the native,
with more intense flowering. A
really showy tree in the Spring.
Attractive gray-brown bark in
the Winter. Native to far east Asia.
PRICE 15 gallon $80