This tree is a Missouri native which grows easily in fertile, moist soil. In the wild typically grows at forest transition boundaries, along stream banks, or in the margins of limestone glades. Its common name refers to the elongated fringes of the white terminal petals of their flowers.
|Latin Name||Chionanthus virginucus|
|Color of Leaf||Lustrous medium green, yellow fall color|
|Shape of Leaf||3-8″ Elliptical leaves|
|Color of Flower||White|
|Shape of Flower||Fleecy clusters of strap-like, four-petaled flowers|
|Fruit Characteristics||1/2″ long bluish drupe|
|Bark Characteristics||Light grey-brown, slightly ridged|