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White Fringetree

American Beauties Native Plants

Availability : Pre-Order for Spring
Availability : In Stock
$84.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height
  • Mature Spread
  • Growing Zones 3 - 9

White Fringetree, or Chionanthus Virginicus, is a small deciduous tree that has deep-green foliage covered with feathered ribbons of white, fringed petals that blossom from mid-May to mid-June. In late summer, White Fringetree produces succulent bunches of indigo fruit that provide food for songbirds and other wildlife critters. In the fall, its leaves turn a vivid bright-yellow color. When mature, it can measure up to 25 feet tall and 25 feet wide.

White Fringetree is an easy-to-care-for, slow-growing, branching tree that likes full sun. Because of its array of stunning flowers, it is also intoxicatingly fragrant. White Fringetree is native to the southeastern United States. It’s a low-maintenance-yet-showy tree that naturalizes well and has extreme cold hardiness. There are male and female trees. To produce berries, you will need both a male and a female tree. If you only want one tree, we recommend a male for its larger flowers. White Fringetree can be used as a centerpiece in a garden or as part of a windbreak.

White Fringetree Care

The White Fringetree can handle partial shade, but should be planted in full sun to achieve the best blooms. They prefer moist, deep, well-drained, acidic soil. When planting the White Fringetree, dig a hole as deep as the root ball, and two or three times as wide. After placing the tree in the hole, backfill with the removed soil. Water thoroughly and tamp out any air pockets. Continue watering to ensure soil around the roots does not have a chance to completely dry out. Fertilize annually with a light dose of compost or with a balanced fertilizer.

The White Fringetree develops a naturally tight oval shape from ground up. To shape it to look more like a tree, trim the lower limbs and foliage. It is better to do all pruning after flowering to allow maximum time for future buds to develop.

White Fringetree Spacing

Your White Fringetree may grow slowly, but over time they will become quite large. Plan your garden accordingly with ample space. These unique and beautiful trees are a wonderful focal point in the spring, and pair well with late-blooming tulips, phlox, or native columbines.

White Fringetree Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 9
Plant Type: Trees
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height:
Mature Spread:
Spacing:
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: White Fringelike
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Disease, Pests & Insects
Tolerates: Heat
Attracts: Birds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Native to North America
Brand:
Common Name: White Fringetree
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: CHIONANTHUS VIRGINICUS
SKU:
1231003670-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

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Planter Shipping

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