Chinese Fringe Tree (Chionanthus retusus)

Sterling, VA(Zone 6b)

Chinese Fringe Tree
Chionanthus retusus

In full bloom (Norfolk Botanical Garden, Virginia, 5/14/2005)

Thumbnail by Brent_In_NoVa
Lexington, VA(Zone 6a)

Wow! Great shot of a mature specimen - glad you added it to PlantFiles!

Sterling, VA(Zone 6b)

Thanks. If you have not been to the Norfolk Botanical Garden you owe yourself a trip. I was surprised how impressed I was with the "Flowering Arboretum". Lots of great flowering trees perfect for Virginia landscapes.

- Brent

Hercules, CA

It's great to see a picture of what it will look like when it is mature. Thank you!!! What I can't tell is can I put it in a garden/padio and be able to walk under it? I'm creating a garden in our 14x45 area of our back yard. It will be mostly trees, hedges, and a path". I'm looking for 1 shade tree (this one) and 5 other small trees. The area is narrow, so I need to be able to walk under them. Any help is appreciated. I'm very new at this.

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