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Fringe Tree

I was watching your show recently and you were talking about a tree that has blooms that look almost like lace. Could you tell me the name of that tree?

The tree mentioned in that report was a fringe tree, Chionanthus virginicus. Also known as Grancy Graybeard and Old Man’s Beard. These trees are native from Pennsylvania to Florida and Texas. Fringe trees thrive in full sun and will tolerate partial shade. They prefer acidic, well-drained soil. This tree is hardy from zone 5 to 9.

Many people have asked me for a source for this tree. While I cannot recommend any specific nursery I can say that you should be able to find it at your local garden center.