Chionanthus virginicus

White Fringetree

Slow to bloom but worth the wait! The White Fringetree offers some of the most delicate, feathery clouds of fleecy white blooms in late spring.

  • Sun: Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Bloom Season: May–June
  • Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Maintenance: Low
  • Spread (Min): 12
  • Spread (Max): 20
  • Height (Min): 12
  • Height (Max): 20
  • Leaves vs Needles: Leaves
  • Size: Medium


This knock-out ornamental tree has a late spring bloom featuring exquisite white flowers with fine ribbon-like petals. Choose a spot with full sun to get the most flowers but also tolerates part shade. Though delicate looking, the White Fringe tree is deceptivly hardy, adaptable to a wide range of USDA growing zones, and a native species requiring low maintenance once established. You’ll want to give this tree a special spot in your yard with good air circulation so not to miss the showy, fragrant flowers.