Chinese Fringetree

Chionanthus retusus

This small deciduous tree native to eastern Asia is planted as an ornamental in the United States for its beautiful flowers. Growing up to 20 m tall, it produces white feathery flowers in 3-12 cm long clusters. The deep purple fruits are eaten by many species of birds, both in Asia and North America.
Habitat:
Planted as an ornamental.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous shrub or tree, typically growing to about 4.5-7.5 m tall, but may grow up to 12 m tall.
Bloom Time:
Spring.
Presence in US:
DC MD NY