fringe tree

Chionanthus virginicus (fringe tree) is native to the eastern United States and has fragrant white flowers that bloom in late May and Early June.

Grows best in full sun to partial shade with the best flowering occurring in full sun settings. In late summer it will produce fruits that are attractive to birds and other wildlife. C. virginicus is susceptible to the Emerald Ash Borer. 

Botanical Name Chionanthus virginicus
Common Name fringe tree
Family Oleaceae
USDA Zone 3 thru 9
Light Requirement Full Sun to Part Shade
Season(s) of interest spring, summer, fall, winter
Height and Spread 12-20ft x 12-20ft (3.5-6m x 3.5-6m)
Flower Color White
Attracts Wildlife Provides Food for Birds, Attracts Pollinators,
Additional Information Native to US Midwest.
Location in Lurie Garden North Dark Plate, Southwest Dark Plate, Southeast Dark Plate