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Chionanthus retusus

Common Name(s):
Chinese fringetree
Cultivar(s):
Serrulatus
Category:
Trees
Comment:

Exfoliating bark; very adaptable; tends to flower better in alternate years; easy to grow

Height:
15-25 ft.
Flower:
Snow white, fragrant flowers in panicles at ends of shoots; 0.5-in. dark blue fruit on female trees
Zones:
6-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; range of soil types
Texture:
Coarse
Form:
Spreading, rounded; multistemmed
Width:
10-25 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Leaf:
3-8 in. opposite, leathery, lustrous leaves

NCCES plant id: 1961

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