- Partial Shade to Full Sun (3+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 12 - 18 Feet
- Mature Spread 8 - 10 Feet
- Growing Zones 4 - 9
Looking for a native flowering tree that will wow you?? Spring Fleecing Fringetree is the perfect choice for your garden. The tree has beautiful, upright panicles of unique, fringed, white flowers. Flowers give way to navy blue berries in the fall, and the green leaves turn a lovely yellow shade. Along with the berries and foliage color, Spring Fleecing Fringetree has a bark texture that peels back in the fall, adding interest to your winter garden. Spring Fleecing Fringetree or Chionanthus virginicus, combining the Greek word for snow (chion) and flower (anthos), is a show stopping choice for your garden.
Native to the US, Spring Fleecing Fringetree is pest and disease resistant. Once established, the tree will demonstrate drought tolerance. The tree has a rounded form and is slow growing and slow to bloom. The flowers are worth the wait with their unique appearance and pleasant fragrance in spring and summer. Use Spring Fleecing Fringetree as a specimen plant, as a hedge or screen, as an accent, and in mass plantings. Spring Fleecing Fringetree is hardy from zone 4a - 9b.
Spring Fleecing Fringetree Care
Spring Fleecing Fringetree grows well in full sun to part shade. The tree is adaptable and tolerates dry to very wet conditions. Water when the top layer of soil is dry. Spring Fleecing Fringetree tolerates all soil pH levels and grows best in rich, well-drained soil. This tree is a good choice for inner city environments since it adapts to harsh conditions. Fertilizing will boost the size and amount of flowers. Feed with a balanced fertilizer in the spring.
Spring Fleecing Fringetree requires minimal pruning. The tree blooms on old wood so any pruning should be done after flowering. Prune in the winter to remove any dead or damaged branches.
Spring Fleecing Fringetree Spacing
Spring Fleecing Fringetree will reach 12 - 18 feet in height with a spread of 8 - 10 feet. Space trees approximately 10 feet apart.
Spring Fleecing Fringetree Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9|
|Plant Type: Trees|
|Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (3+ Hours Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 12 - 18 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 8 - 10 Feet|
|Spacing: 8 - 10 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Flower Description: N/A|
|Bloom Period: N/A|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Fall Flowering, Fall Interest|
|Resists: Disease, Pests & Insects|
|Container Role: N/A|
|Uses: Hedges & Privacy, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Native to North America|
|Common Name: Spring Fleecing Fringetree|
|Other Name(s): Spring Fleecing Fringetree|
|Scientific Name: Chionanthus virginicus 'Spring Fleecing'|
Partial Shade to Full Sun (3+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.