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Chionanthus virginicus

Chionanthus virginicus


Regular price $45.00 CAD
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This fascinating relative of the Olive, is a North American native . An absolute treat in late spring to early summer, when it is draped with loose hanging panicles of fragrant white fringe-like flowers. It is a winner of the Cary Award, for garden worthy plants for New England. Also known as 'Old Man's Beard', or 'Grancy Gray Beard'


Hardiness Zone:  Zone 3
Light Requirements: Full sun, to part shade
Height: 3.6 - 6.0 m
Spread: 3.6 - 6.0 m
Soil Requirements: Average,well drained acidic soils, tolerant of clay soil.
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Planting Time:
Use: Specimen tree, mixed borders, butterfly gardens, cottage gardens, fragrance gardens, woodland gardens
Flower Colour & Shape: Abundant drooping panicles of fragrant white flowers with fringe-like petals, larger on male trees. Female trees bear dark blue fruit, loved by birds.
Foliage: Wide, spear shaped medium green leaves turn golden yellow in fall
Benefits: Abundant, fragrant flowers, deer resistant, tolerant of urban conditions

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