Chinese Fringe Tree

Chionanthus retusus

Chinese Fringe Tree  - Chionanthus retusus

Chinese Fringe Tree

Chionanthus retusus

An incredibly prolifically flowering tree, Chionanthus retusus, commonly known as Chinese Fringe Tree, makes a bold statement in any landscape.  This tree reaches about 30' feet tall with equal spread, but is most often seen 20 feet or under.  Showy white mildly fragrant flowers appear in Spring and last for several weeks.  As blooms drop, it creates a 'snowy' floor of white flowers.  However, after blooms drops, maintenance is fairly low and the tree rarely needs pruning. Because Chionanthus retusus likes moist soil, it can be grown in a lawn area if desired.  Native to Asia.  USDA Zones 5-9. 


Foliage: Deciduous

Sun Exposure: Full Sun/lite Shade

Water Needs: Regular

Bloom Season: Spring/summer

Mature Height: 25-30'

Mature Width: 25-30'

Form: Upright And Rounded

Usda Zones: 5,6,7,8,9


Proper planting technique will help your plants thrive! Follow these simple steps to help your plants establish quickly, develop a strong root system, and live longer:

  • Properly dig the hole
  • Amend the soil to suit each particular plant
  • Place the plant and backfill the soil
  • Provide ample water for each particular plant
  • Review our how to plant guide!

For detailed information, please download our planting guides:

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Delivery Zone Delivery Rate
Zone 1 $49.00
Zone 2 $59.00
Zone 3 $79.00
Zone 4 $99.00
Zone 5 $149.00
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