Fringetree, Chinese

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This tree is one of the 150 trees initially included in the arboretum to coincide with the campus's 150th anniversary celebration.

Scientific Name:
Chionanthus retusus


Native to:
China, Korea and Japan

Mature Height and Width:
10-20 feet by 10-20 feet

Additional Notes:
Chinese fringetree can be grown as a multi-stemmed shrub or small tree, valued for its abundant and feathery white flowers.  It stands out among its peers for being particularly tolerant of air pollution.