Chionanthus retusus 'Tokyo Tower'

Tokyo Tower Chinese Fringetree

Newly planted

Newly planted


Family: Oleaceae

Genus: Chionanthus

Parent: Chionanthus retusus

Category: Tree - Deciduous

Zones: 6 to 8

Size: 10(15)' tall and 3(6)' wide

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


White flowers in panicles in spring. Fastigiate form.


Introduced from Japan by Harald Neubauer of Hidden Hollow Nursery in Tennessee.

My Experience: 

I purchased a 5-gallon tree from Scott McMahon and planted it in the Five Trees Garden in September 2011.

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