Chionanthus pygmaeus

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Pigmy Fringe Tree

Oleaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Tree
Size:10-12 ft tall by 10 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Brown
Phenology:Deciduous
Noted for:Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:
Propagation:
Availability:Native nurseries, Seed
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Sand
Soil pH:

Ecology

Wildlife:
 

Fruits used by birds.

Insects:
 

Probably bee pollinated.

Native Habitats:Scrub and scrubby flatwoods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

General Comments:

Emerald ash borer is a problem in the northeast and if it reaches Florida, it would likely be lethal to this species.

This tree is listed as as Endangered by both the State of Florida and the USFWS.  Make sure you acquire this species from a legitimate native nursery and that all permit requirements are met.