Chionanthus virginica - Plant
Description for Chionanthus virginica
Chionanthus virginicus is a tree native to the savannas and lowlands of the southeastern United States, from New Jersey south to Florida, and west to Oklahoma and Texas
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|fringe tree||white/purple||May to June||12.00 to 20.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Cut the end of a branch, 4 to 6 inches long, in the early morning. Choose a branch that snaps easily and has older, larger leaves at the tip and smaller, new leaves further down the stem. Choose a branch with no flowers. May, June or July are the best times to take softwood cuttings.
|Full sun to part shade||well-drained soil||medium||-10C (14F)||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Chionanthus virginica
- Wrap the end of the cutting in wet paper towels and place it in a plastic bag. If you are not going to use the cutting right away, store it in the refrigerator until you are ready to place it in the growing medium.
Typical uses of Chionanthus virginica
Special features: Grow in groups or as specimens in lawns or in shrub or woodland borders. Also may be used in native plant gardens or near streams or ponds. Can be spectacular in full bloom.
Culinary use: na
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Medicinal use: tincture to treat jaundice
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