Fringe Tree

Arbor walk #33, Treekeeper ID #5592

This tree is a Missouri native which grows easily in fertile, moist soil. In the wild, it 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.

NameFringe Tree
Latin NameChionanthus virginicus
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