Fantastic Fringe

Fringe Tree (Chionanthus virginicus) is a native to the southeast and because of that it is very easy to grow and virtually pest resistant.  Surprisingly, this one is still alive after being hit by a tree during Hurricane Ike. Its lightly scented fringe-like flowers remind me of shredded coconut when they fall to the ground.

This fantastic Fringe Tree is really worth adding to a Southern landscape.



13 Comments on “Fantastic Fringe”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Looks great!!

  2. shoreacres says:

    I can’t remember ever seeing one of these trees. If I had, you’d think I’d remember it. It truly is beautiful. Sturdy, too, from what you say about it surviving its damage during Ike.

  3. Tina says:

    Wow–really beautiful! I don’t know that tree, looking it up now!

  4. carol says:

    I’ve heard of it and though I live in north Florida, I’ve never seen one around here. What a shame. It is a beauty.

  5. Chloris says:

    Wow, that is a wonderful sight.

  6. Christina says:

    I really like this, very different from any other flowering tree I can think of.

  7. Gorgeous and one of my favorites, I am, sadly too far south.

  8. Deb says:

    They are a lovely tree,we have them around here.

  9. It works well in the Midwest also! 😊

  10. tonytomeo says:

    Wow, I have not seen this in quite a while. We tried to grow it, but discontinued it because so few of our clients had interest in it. It might not have done so well in the inland chaparral climate anyway. It grew well for us.

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