Plants: Chionanthus virginicus - fringe treefringe tree, old man´s beard

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Chionanthus virginicus - fringe treefringe tree, old man´s beard

Fringe tree is a very rare and beautiful small shrub or small tree. In early summer it has profusion of upto 20 cm long pendent panicles of fragrant, shiny snow-white, narrow flowers, turning to bluish black berries. Mid to deep green opposite leaves are elliptic and glossy. Fringe tree grows slowly, about 3m tall and wide.

It needs a warm and sunny location, acidic, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil.
Milan Havlis, Specializované zahradnictví
Chlumec 23, 382 32 Velešín, Czech republic
www.havlis.cz
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