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Flirting in my Garden….my Fringe Tree

May 9, 2013

Nobody likes a show-off but in this case I’ll make an exception. All week my Fringe trees have been grabbing everybody’s attention with their showy creamy white blossoms flirting in the breeze- even glowing in the evening under the moonlight…

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 ~Fringe tree~

Size: 8-20 feet tall, 8-10 feet wide

It is found in USDA Hardiness Zones 4-9.

Bloom time: Flowers from April to May with masses of beautiful drooping white flowers

Exposure:  Full sun to partial shade; seems to perform well with some afternoon shade in my Zone 7b garden.

Excellent in a woodland garden

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A new addition to my garden this spring is Chionanthus retusus  ‘Tokyo Tower’  Chinese Fringe tree. Perfect for smaller gardens or tight spaces. I have mine planted at the edge of my ‘moonlight’ garden surrounded by my Annabelle and Snowflake hydrangeas, white camellia, Casa Blanca lilies and other white flowering shrubs and flowers.

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May 9, 2013 at 12:55 pm

I’ve never seen this before and absolutely love it. I have a Japanese Lilac and a Twisty Baby Locust, which are similar in that they are small trees with clusters of white flowers….with lovely faint aromas.

May 14, 2013 at 12:16 am

Such a beautiful tree, one of the prettiest in bloom! I have seen photos of it, but I didn’t fall in love until just a few days ago when I visited a garden and saw a mature one in bloom. And now you feature it on your blog!

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