Shrub

Chionanthus virginicus 'Spring Fleecing'

Spring Fleecing Fringetree

  • Flowers attract a variety of bees and are the trees main pollinators
  • Provides nesting for birds
  • Host plant for several species of moths
  • Seldom needs pruning
  • Does not produce fruit that some people find messy

This Fringetree was selected because of its outstanding floral display. This has to be one of the most beautiful native trees in North America. The delicate, creamy white flowers are lightly fragrant. They are easy to grow in full sun or part shade in moist, fertile soil. They are pollinated by bees and are a host plant for several species of moths. This is a male selection so, it will not produce fruit as some find that messy. If you have a female tree this will be a suitable pollinator.

Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Native
Native
Fragrant
Fragrant
Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Shade
Partial Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Average Water
Average Water
Dry Soil
Dry Soil
Moist, Well-Drained
Moist, Well-Drained

Characteristics and Attributes