Chionanthus virginicus ‘Dirr’

(Dirr Fringe Tree)


$199.99


Hardiness Zones:

 3a  3b  4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Chionanthus virginicus ‘Dirr’ is a highly underrated native tree that is easily grown, tolerant of urban settings, and requires little maintenance. It can tolerate full sun to part shade.

Fringe trees are beautiful trees, particularly in the late spring early summer when they become absolutely loaded with wispy fragrant white flowers giving it the appearance of clouds floating among the branches. In the early spring, they come to life as large nodes swell to reveal new bright green growth. As growth becomes established flowers follow for a period of weeks. Though the summer the tree practically takes care of itself, thriving in clay soil and conditions where other ornamental trees struggle. Near the end of summer the tree fruits with small blue berries, which are both ornamental and enjoyed by birds. The fall color is a subdued yellow that while not spectacular will still add beauty to a fall setting.

Description

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, fertile soils. Seldom needs pruning. Tolerant of air pollution and adapts well to urban settings. Intolerant of prolonged dry conditions.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

Dirr Fringe Tree

Botanical Name

Chionanthus virginicus 'Dirr'

Container/Amount

10 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun

Height

12 to 18 ft.

Width

10 to 15'

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Spring

Flower Color

white

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

No

Fall Color

golden yellow

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