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Plant Details

Chionanthus virginicus

Fringe tree, Old man's beard

Scientific Name:

Chionanthus virginicus

Common Name:

Fringe tree, Old man's beard

Plant Family

Oleaceae (Olive Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Shrub / Tree

Bloom Color(s):

White

Size in Feet:

Up to 20'

Light:

Full-sun, Part-sun

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

May - June

Bloom Area:

Statewide (Mountains, Piedmont, Coast)

Full Grown Fringe Tree

At Lamtree Farm, May 2008

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Tom Harville

Landscaping Value

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In downtown Black Mountain

Leaves & Blooms

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

NCSU plant List
Bird-Friendly Native Plants

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