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White Fringetree

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Native trees and shrubs provide food and natural habitats for local wildlife and help reduce soil erosion, without invading our landscape. Consider planting this species, which is indigenous to the southeastern United States.
Tree Type

White Fringetree

Chionanthus virginicus

An attractive addition to any landscape, the White Fringetree dazzles with its fragrant, airy blooms that seem to float among the glossy green leaves. In summer, it bears olive-like fruit that attracts a variety of birds, while the tree itself serves as a host for several butterfly species.

  • Dimensions: 12–20 feet tall, 12–20 feet wide
  • Water Use: Prefers consistent moisture
  • Light Requirement: Thrives equally in full sun and partial shade
  • Soil Moisture: Enjoys well-drained, moist soil
  • Ornamental Use: Its graceful form and captivating blooms make it an exquisite choice for focal points in gardens or as a serene addition to patio areas.
  • Wildlife: The blooms are a magnet for pollinators, and the fruit provides nourishment for birds, creating a vibrant ecosystem in your backyard.

Details: White Fringetree

Mature Size

H: 12'–20' W: 12'-20'

Water Requirements


Light Requirements

Full Sun / Partial Shade

Soil Moisture

Moist, Well-Drained Soil


Flowers / Wildlife-Friendly Fruits

Wildlife Value

Attacts Pollinators / Bird-Friendly