White fringetree

A beautiful shrub or tree with pretty white flowers.
Common name : White fringetree
Scientific name : Chionanthus virginicus
Family : Oleaceae
Category : Shrubs
Type of plant : Perennial
Sun loving
Sun loving
Chionanthus virginicus - the white fringetree - is a species in the family Oleaceae native to the savannas and lowlands of the southeastern United States. It is a hardy deciduous shrub or small tree growing to as much as 11 metres (36 ft) tall, with brown tinged with red bark, light green shoots later becoming light brown or orange, opposite, simple, ovate or oblong leaves and white strongly-scented flowers.

Sowing & planting



Water needs
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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 8a
Height 200 - 1000
pH 6 - 8

Plant my white fringetree

Plant between October and the end of March but not during frost periods. Check that the desired location meets the requirements described in the description, and avoid working in soggy soil. Dig a hole two to three times as wide as the root ball of your tree. Handle the root ball carefully to keep it intact while you place it in the hole. Put your shrub to the correct height, and replace the soil, respecting the order of the layers of possible - bottom layer to top. Tamp regularly. After planting, pour two watering cans at the bottom, then place a good layer of mulch.

Water my white fringetree

Water regularly in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

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