CHIONANTHUS virginicus

Commonly known as American fringe tree, Old man's beard, Poison ash, Snowflower

Large white slightly fragrant flowers. Best grown in full sun
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CHIONANTHUS virginicus

 
£25.00 each 
  • Deciduous
    Opposite, glossy, dark-green leaves to 20cm (8in) long.
  • White
  • Height
    3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Spreading shrub or small tree
  • Hardy - average winter Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - some plants have male or female flowers only and may not fruit. Lower branches may be removed to encourage a tree-like habit.
  • Pests & Diseases
    none.
  • Place of origin
    eastern USA.
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles - pendent panicles to 20cm (8in)
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic see photos above
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers - delicate, fresh scent.
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Acid / ericaceous loving
  • Fertile well drained soil
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
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Chionanthus - Growing Guide
3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

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