Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina

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  • Product Info

    Fringe Tree (Chionanthus virginicus)
    Olive Family
    Blooms: White, 2-3 wks, Apr-May
    Leaves: Bright green, glossy, 6-8”, turn yellow in fall
    Height:12-20’ 
    Space: 10-15'
    Soil: Average-Wet-Moist
    Exposure: Full sun-Part Sun-Part Shade 
    Fauna: Mostly bees, host plant to many species of moths, including sveral sphinx moths, fruit for birds and mammals
    Seeds: Female plants produce navy blue, olive like fruit that birds love
    Deer Resistance: High
    Zone: 3-9
    Native Status: NC native, common across the state
    Provenance: North Carolina, seed grown