Fringe Benefits

I love our native fringe tree, Chionanthus virginicus. Hardy to zone 3, it is delicate, fragrant and underused in the landscape. Sometimes I see it used here as a multi-stemed shrub, but seldom as a mature understory tree.

I’ve used it in gardens as a shrub, but never as a tree–I will after this week. On a road I have driven down hundreds of times, there it was in full glorious bloom, at a bus stop on Mountain Avenue in Springfield.

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The Fringe tree on Mountain Avenue

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About Susan aka Miss. R

Professional landscape designer, lover of the land and all things design.
LABELS: Garden Design, Landscape Design, native plants, trees

One Response to Fringe Benefits

  1. Sarah says:

    Wow, Susan..that’s fabulous! And hardy to zone 3! Wonder why I never see these planted here in Canada? I’ll keep my eyes peeled for this from now on.

    Good one to add to my list!

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