Chionanthus virginicus

White Fringetree

Chionanthus virginicus

Tips for Homeowners:

This native tree grows naturally as an understory tree along streams and swamps, but performs beautifully in full sun with only brief periods of drought. Remove dead branches, otherwise no pruning necessary.

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Homeowner photos:

This is a nice tree with beautiful fragrant flowers and blue fruit that is adored as much for its beauty as it is for its ability to draw in the wildlife.

  • Creamy white fragrant spring flowers
  • Dark blue fruit in fall
  • Slow-growing small tree

White Fringetree is a small tree that can be planted singly or in number where the result is always favorable.

Height: 15-25 ft
Spread: 15-25 ft
Zone: 4-9
Color: White

Interesting Notes about White Fringetree:

This native tree is a beauty to behold with its beautiful white flowers. The female is the only one that produces the blue fruit.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Fragrant
  • Spring Bloomer
  • Naturalizing
  • Mass Planting
  • Focal Point
  • Low Maintenance
  • Specimen
  • Great Foliage
  • Attractive fruit
  • Native

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Partial Sun
  • Full Shade

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Songbirds
  • Attracts Butterflies


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained