Chionanthus virginicus
  • Chionanthus virginicus
  • Chionanthus virginicus
  • Chionanthus virginicus - flowers in June
  • Chionanthus virginicus - flowers in June 1

Chionanthus virginicus

£17.50

(White Fringe Tree) A robust member of the olive family, Chionanthus virginicus has bold, dark green foliage and delicately fragrant, white flower panicles up to 20 cm long in May or June.

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A robust member of the olive family, Chionanthus virginicus has bold, dark green foliage and delicately fragrant, white flower panicles up to 20 cm long in May or June.

Originally introduced from the East of North America in 1736 it is perfectly hardy in the British climate although we find that it will flower most freely where it is exposed to the full heat of the sun in midsummer.


  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Fertile, well-drained soils.
  • Hardiness: Hardy. Chionanthus virginicus will produce more flowers in a warm and sunny garden.
  • Flowering Period: May - June.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate to vigorous.
  • Habit: Large, broad headed shrub once established.
    • Height: 4 m (13 ft)
    • Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
  • Notes: We have a specimen of Chionanthus virginicus, planted in the arboretum surrounding our nursery. After 8 years it had reached a height of 2 m and a spread of 1.5 m.
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Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
Mature Size
Shrub - Large (over 10 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
Special Features
Flowering Season - Summer (June - August), Honey Fungus Resistant, Scented

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