Chionanthus virginicus

Chionanthus virginicus

Description: A multi stemmed shrub or small tree which is slow growing. In late spring an abundance of feathery white flowers are produced in pendent panicles providing a showy display. The slightly fragrant flowers are delicate and thread like and appear as a billowy mass before the leaves in May. The green leaves of summer turn yellow in autumn.

Though not often seen, this is a useful addition to a sheltered site.

Climate/Position: Full sun and a sheltered site prefered

Height/Spread: 3 metres x 3 metres

Soil Requirements: Moist soils which are low pH (acidic)

Pruning: No pruning required apart from shaping if required,

Special Requirements:

Originally introduced from the East of North America in 1736