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Close up of Audubon Native Fringetree Treeling flowers, thin white almost stringy flowers starting to emerge from a yellow colored branch, surrounded by pictures of birds
A Native White Fringetree in full bloom, with the delicate white blossoms overwhelming the tree
A closeup of the delicate, white 'fringes' (blooms) of the native White Fringetree
The Audubon White Fringetree showing off its brilliant yellow fall color
A singular Native White Fringetree dark green, oval-shaped leaf on a white background
A map highlighting the locations where the White Fringetree can be found natively growing
White Breasted Nuthatch perched on a plant
Yellow Rumped Warbler perched on a tree branch
Gray Catbird perched on a bird feeder
Close up of Audubon Native Fringetree Treeling flowers, thin white almost stringy flowers starting to emerge from a yellow colored branch, surrounded by pictures of birds
A Native White Fringetree in full bloom, with the delicate white blossoms overwhelming the tree
A closeup of the delicate, white 'fringes' (blooms) of the native White Fringetree
The Audubon White Fringetree showing off its brilliant yellow fall color
A singular Native White Fringetree dark green, oval-shaped leaf on a white background
A map highlighting the locations where the White Fringetree can be found natively growing
White Breasted Nuthatch perched on a plant
Yellow Rumped Warbler perched on a tree branch
Gray Catbird perched on a bird feeder

RIBBONS OF WHITE FLOWERS, BERRIES, AND STUNNING FALL FOLIAGE

FEATURES:

May Benefit & Attract: american robins, eastern bluebirds, wood thrushes, northern mockingbirds, gray catbirds, brown thrashers, summer and scarlet tanagers, and blue-headed vireos

  • Unique fragrant ivory flowers bloom in late summer, appearing like delicate brush strokes
  • Purple-blue berries ripen in fall that the birds enjoy
  • Leaves transform to an outstanding bright yellow-orange color in fall
  • This bird-friendly native plant provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
  • All Audubon® branded trees and plants are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these plants safer for the birds and safer for the environment
  • The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Mature Height: 12-20' tall
  • Mature Width: 10-15' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 10-15' apart

Audubon® Native Fringetree Treeling

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Audubon® Plants for Birds: Chionanthus virginicus

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RIBBONS OF WHITE FLOWERS, BERRIES, AND STUNNING FALL FOLIAGE

FEATURES:

May Benefit & Attract: american robins, eastern bluebirds, wood thrushes, northern mockingbirds, gray catbirds, brown thrashers, summer and scarlet tanagers, and blue-headed vireos

  • Unique fragrant ivory flowers bloom in late summer, appearing like delicate brush strokes
  • Purple-blue berries ripen in fall that the birds enjoy
  • Leaves transform to an outstanding bright yellow-orange color in fall
  • This bird-friendly native plant provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
  • All Audubon® branded trees and plants are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these plants safer for the birds and safer for the environment
  • The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Mature Height: 12-20' tall
  • Mature Width: 10-15' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 10-15' apart

Why plant Audubon® Native Fringetree Treeling?

White Fringe Tree is one of those “best kept secrets”—and if the secret gets out, everyone will want one! In spring, this small, multi-stemmed ornamental tree will grace your garden with fluffy clouds of un-flower-like flowers that look like thin white

Who said fringe is out of style? Not us! Well, on a tree anyway...the spreading open habit of this gorgeous tree is perfect for a specimen plant. Green leaves emerge in spring, followed by an abundance of fragrant, lacy white flowers. Yellow foliage graces the branches in fall - quite a seasonal display!

ribbons. The blossoms will perfume your porch or patio with a wonderful scent that’s soapy-sweet but never overpowering. In late summer, female trees bear grape-like blue berries that are relished by birds. (Fringe Trees are grown from seed, so there’s a 50/50 chance you’ll get a girl.) Happy in sun or shade, moist soil or dry, this adaptable American native could be the answer for any part of your yard needing a little zing.

Carl Linnaeus, the Swedish scientist who got the honor of naming most of the plants we still grow today (it was his system, after all), gave this tree the poetic name Chionanthus (Ki-o-NAN-thus)—Chion meaning “snow” and anthus meaning “flower.” The species name he gave it was virginicus, as it is native to Virginia and several other states in the Southeast. Jefferson grew it at Monticello. Its slow growth has made White Fringetree an uncommon tree in the landscape. Be the first on the block to grow this fine native!

How to use Audubon® Native Fringetree Treeling in the landscape?

Who said fringe is out of style? Not us! Well, on a tree anyway...the spreading open habit of this gorgeous tree is perfect for a specimen plant. Green leaves emerge in spring, followed by an abundance of fragrant, lacy white flowers. Yellow foliage graces the branches in fall - quite a seasonal display!

Audubon® Native Plants & Trees

Audubon is devoted to protecting birds and the places they need, while Bower & Branch is devoted to the growth of true native trees and plants–no cultivars or hybrids. Together, we strive to unite communities in conservation and inspire individuals to cultivate a better world for birds starting in their own backyards, balconies, or patios. By guiding and recommending trees and plants truly native and beneficial to your region, we can really start to make a difference.

What is the definition of Native?

“In the United States, a native plant is defined as one that was naturally found in a particular area before European colonization. Native plants are the foundation of a region’s biodiversity, providing essential food sources and shelter for birds, especially those threatened by the changing climate. Since native plants are adapted to local precipitation and soil conditions, they generally require less upkeep, therefore helping the environment and saving you time, water, and money.” – The National Audubon Society

Learn how you can help birds in your home and community through Audubon’s Plants for Birds program.

Audubon® is a licensed and registered trademark of the National Audubon Society. All rights reserved.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 4-9

How To Plant Audubon® Native Fringetree Treeling

The White Fringetree is actually a member of the Lilac family – which would explain the heavenly fragrance of those flowers! White Fringetree is slow growing, and considered to be a relatively small tree, growing to about 20 feet tall. They enjoy full sun and long walks on the beach. White Fringetrees are tolerant of wet soil conditions and are free of pests as well.

How To Water

Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water slowly and thoroughly. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant Food granular form on an annual basis each fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

How To Prune

Due to the slower growth rate, the task of pruning your White Fringetree is almost non-existent!

How Does Shipping Work?

Size Small (AAA), Medium (A2A), and Large (AA) plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

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Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).

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Shawn L
B&B to the rescue!

Ordered two treelings from B&B. The other one was a hit - love it! However, this one was a huge disappointment. Advertised as a “Large Treeling, 2-3 ft. tall, low branch” - what I actually got was a 14.5” stick with a single leaf on top.

UPDATE: Wendi-Jo at B&B was a blessing to work with, helping me to get the tree I ordered - thank you! It seems the grower ran out of the original and substituted with a much younger crop. B&B stood behind their product and a new tree arrived today (they sent a pic, which I’ve included, before it even shipped). Charged my 1-star to 4-stars!

Hi Shawn!
We are terribly sorry to see these comments - but rest assured our team is already in contact with our growers to get this fixed for you! We will be in touch soon :)
- Bower & Branch Plant Whisperers

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