Fringe Tree - Chinese

Chionanthus retusus
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9


The Chinese fringe tree, renowned for its elegant beauty and delicate blossoms, graces gardens with its captivating presence. Sometimes grown as a multi-stemmed large shrub, Chinese fringe tree can develop into a modest-sized tree, ranging in height from 10 to 20 feet. Thriving primarily in USDA Hardiness Zones 5 through 9, this ornamental tree showcases clusters of fragrant white flowers in spring, reminiscent of wispy fringe cascading from its branches. Its glossy green foliage transitions to a golden hue in autumn, adding a vibrant splash of color to the landscape. With proper care and attention, the Chinese fringe tree becomes a cherished focal point in any garden, enchanting observers with its ethereal charm throughout the seasons.


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We are now offering $15 flat rate shipping for all tree orders! Replacement tree shipping cost will be $15 per box. We still cannot ship to some states and US territories based off the Agricultural Laws that may be in place. Please see below for all exclusions. 

If you have any questions concerning transit time for your order, please feel free to contact us at or toll free 855-817-5268.

Trees: Due to strict Agricultural Laws in place, we currently cannot ship to the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii. We cannot ship to Puerto Rico or international.

Houseplants: Can ship to California and Arizona. 
How to Plant
STEP 1) First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need.
STEP 2) Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.
Care Guide

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering may be reduced once established, but avoid prolonged drought. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

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