Chionanthus virginicus 'Spring Fleecing' - Spring Fleecing Fringetree

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Spring Fleecing Fringetree
Chionanthus virginicus 'Spring Fleecing'

This Fringetree was selected because of its outstanding floral display. This has to be one of the most beautiful native trees in North America. The delicate, creamy white flowers are lightly fragrant. They are easy to grow in full sun or part shade in moist, fertile soil. They are pollinated by bees and are a host plant for several species of moths. This is a male selection so, it will not produce fruit as some find that messy. If you have a female tree this will be a suitable pollinator.

  • Flowers attracts a variety of bees and are the trees main pollinators
  • Provides nesting for birds
  • Host plant for several species of moths
  • Seldom needs pruning
  • Does not produce fruit that some people find messy

Native Range

Found in damp woods, thickets and bluffs.

Map Credit: The Biota of North America 
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)

Interesting Facts


There are both male and female trees. Only the females produce the fruit. This is a male selection.




They are easy to grow in full sun or part shade in moist, fertile soil. Rarely needs pruning.


Mature Size: 12-18ft. Tall x 8-10ft. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

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