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Chionanthus retusus

Classification

Order: Scrophulariales
   Family: Oleaceae
            Genus: Chionanthus
                        Specie: Chionanthus retusus

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 10 ft (3 m)

Cultivation: Moist well-drained soil in a sunny position

Features: Deeply grooved bark; glossy bright green leaves, downy beneath; fragrant white flowers in summer; blue-black fruit

Uses: Shrub borders Specimen shrub Flower contrast

Zones: 6-10

Description: Native to China and Taiwan, this deciduous shrub or small tree will grow to a height and spread of 10 ft (3 m). It has deeply grooved or peeling bark and the glossy, bright green, egg-shaped leaves have white downy undersides. Panicles of fragrant white f

Growth Habit: Spreading habit

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