Spacing: 10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m) 12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m) 15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 °C (-35 °F) USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
Help! This is more of a request for assistance than a rating of this plant... My mom had one of these beautiful trees on her lot/yard line and her neighbor decided it was his side of the line and cut it down to the ground. Does anybody know if we can salvage the tree from it's roots that are still left in the ground? Any ideas or help are greatly appreciated!
On Mar 18, 2011, hishelpmate from Perry, FL (Zone 8a) wrote:
When we first bought our house in Jan 2004, I noticed a small 'bush' about 3' high at the edge of our yard. While walking around our neighborhood I noticed a beautiful fringe tree in full bloom. I decided that I wanted one so I walked past the nursery on our block to find out it's name.
I told my husband that I wanted to pull up 'the bush' the next spring to plant a fringe tree. Two days before the planned removal, the Lord impressed upon me to take another look at the bush whose demise was imminent. I was pleasantly shocked to find several small fringed, white flowers on the few branches!!! I had a fringe tree in my yard for a year and was about to replace it with another one!
Now 7 years later it is about 7.5' tall and about 5' wide. I have the female tree that produces the bluish-black grape sized fruit while my neighbor across the street has the male. Her tree remains showy longer but does not fruit, so I get the birds :-)
I absolutely LOVE my fringe tree and visit it each morning in the early spring so that I can witness the first bloom's arrival.
I will try to post a photo once it is in full bloom in a month or so.
On Jul 5, 2010, mary1948 from Shawnee Mission, KS wrote:
I have this small tree/shrub in my front yard and yes, it is a slow grower but what a beauty in bloom! The fragrance is very subtle and quite captivating. I have never had mine seed but it does bloom quite fully. How do I know if it is a female or male as I read to have seeds I need one of each?
I planted two sticks (3feet high) in1982 in our front yard. One was lost in hurricaine Hugo, but the remaining tree is about 20 feet high, talk about slow growing! but It's beautiful, I have three neighbors that have them now. We have moved to a downsized now and I would like to start another, I just read how to propagate it, hope I have enough time in my life left to see one grown, This stock came from Pensacola, Fl. But the family nursery has closed.
On Mar 31, 2007, 1cros3nails4gvn from Bluffton, SC (Zone 9a) wrote:
This plant is commonly seen growing as a smaller shrub in the understory of the piedmont and sandhills in S.C.'s midlands. I has a few seedlings from one that we used as a specimen at our old house in Lexington, S.C. they came up in a pot that we kept under the bush. We used it to bring part of our Confederate Jasmine when we moved and the along with a purple heart came up in the pot.
On Sep 3, 2001, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:
This is a large shrub or small tree, reaching a height of 20 feet or so, with one or few short trunks and a rounded crown. In the wild, it may reach 25 to 30 feet with an equal spread.
It has opposite, deciduous, elliptical dark green glossy leaves. In late spring, its showy fringe-like blooms cascade downward like the white beard of a wise old man. The black fleshy egg shaped fruit mature in late summer.
Fringetree is attractive to a variety of insects while in bloom, and to birds and small mammals when fruiting. A popular ornamental due to its delicate, fragrant white flowers. Plant in full sun to partial shade. Fringetree does well as an "understory tree", thriving in the filtered shade of larger canopy trees.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Atmore, Alabama Birmingham, Alabama Centre, Alabama Fairhope, Alabama Indian Springs Village, Alabama Springville, Alabama Tuscumbia, Alabama Vincent, Alabama Sitka, Alaska Conway, Arkansas (2 reports) Morrilton, Arkansas Oakland, California San Leandro, California Santa Barbara, California Fort Collins, Colorado Black Diamond, Florida Boca Del Mar, Florida Fruitville, Florida Gainesville, Florida Jacksonville, Florida Keystone Heights, Florida Oldsmar, Florida Perry, Florida Valparaiso, Florida Aldora, Georgia Augusta, Georgia Cornelia, Georgia Dallas, Georgia Dalton, Georgia Druid Hills, Georgia Jesup, Georgia North Druid Hills, Georgia Saint Charles, Illinois Fort Wayne, Indiana Lansing, Kansas Merriam, Kansas Baton Rouge, Louisiana New Orleans, Louisiana (2 reports) Old Jefferson, Louisiana Overlea, Maryland Valley Lee, Maryland Southfield, Michigan Blue Mountain, Mississippi Carriere, Mississippi (2 reports) Waynesboro, Mississippi Norfolk, Nebraska Stirling, New Jersey Averill Park, New York Brices Creek, North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina Charlotte, North Carolina Mebane, North Carolina Mooresville, North Carolina River Road, North Carolina Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Huber Heights, Ohio Montrose-ghent, Ohio Mill City, Oregon Portland, Oregon Laflin, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Bluffton, South Carolina Conway, South Carolina Florence, South Carolina Islandton, South Carolina Lexington, South Carolina Ridgeville, South Carolina Seven Oaks, South Carolina South Sumter, South Carolina Bluff City, Tennessee Murfreesboro, Tennessee Broaddus, Texas Stagecoach, Texas Disputanta, Virginia Jolivue, Virginia Nellysford, Virginia Urbanna, Virginia Battle Ground, Washington Cambridge, Wisconsin