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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
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - opposite, glossy, dark-green leaves to 20cm (8in) long.
  • White
  • Height - 3m (10ft)
  • Spread - 3m (10ft)
  • Tall Shrub - spreading shrub or small tree. Flowers are produced in pendent panicles to 20cm (8in) long.
  • 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.
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • 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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