Date Posted: Apr 07, 2016
Also known as old man's beard (or grancy graybeard in limited circles), fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus) is often overshadowed by dogwood, plum and other spring-flowering trees. But fringetree's graceful tassled flowers put on an equally spectacular display.
Fringetree occurs naturally in a variety of habitats including moist hammocks and sandy uplands, and is very adaptable in the landscape. It attracts many pollinators, including bats, and is the larval host plant for several species of sphinx moths. Birds love the fruits.
Read more about fringetree on our blog.
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