Fringe tree (Chionanthus virginicus)
Fringe tree (Chionanthus virginicus) is a shrub that can grow 3m – 8m tall and 3m – 8m wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Fringe tree (Chionanthus virginicus).
This plant has several common names including: fringe tree, North American fringe tree, old man’s beard, poison ash or Virginian snow flower.
This is a deciduous plant that takes 10-20 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: fringe tree, North American fringe tree, old man’s beard, poison ash, Virginian snow flower
Scientific name: Chionanthus virginicus
Plant type: Shrubs
Height: 3m – 8m
Spread: 3m – 8m
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Clay, Loam
Moisture: Well drained
Garden type: Architectural
Planting type: Flower borders and bedding, Wall-side Borders
Shrubs are fundamental elements in any garden.
They add color and interest throughout the seasons with their wide variety of flowers, foliage, fruits, trunks and stems.
Whatever the size or style of your garden, the permanent woody structure or the foliage of evergreen shrubs will give the space shape and dimension.
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Fringe tree (Chionanthus virginicus), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Fringe tree (Chionanthus virginicus) is a plant that prefers to grow in clay or loam.
Clay soil is composed of more than 25 percent clay particles. These particles have a high moisture holding capacity and the soil is heavy to dig and can be waterlogged in winter (dry in summer).
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
As for pH, it is a plant that grows ideally in soils with pH acid pH.
Regarding drainage, Chionanthus virginicus likes to grow in well drained soil.
Fringe tree (Chionanthus virginicus) should be grown in full sun places.