Chionanthus retusus Lindl. & Paxton

Chinese Fringetree

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Family: Oleaceae

Genus: Chionanthus

Category: Tree - Deciduous

Zones: 6 to 8

Size: 15 to 25' tall and similar width

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade

Description: 

White fragrant flowers in spring. Exfoliating bark.

Information and photos to distinguish virginicus from retusus.

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History: 

Native to China, Korea, Taiwan and Japan.

Introduced by Robert Fortune in 1845.

First published in Paxton's Fl. Gard. 3: 83 in 1852.

RHS First Class Certificate in 1885.

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