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virginicus

Classification

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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 10 ft (3 m)

Cultivation: Moist well-drained soil in a sunny position

Features: Oval glossy dark green leaves; fragrant white flowers in pendent panicles; blue-black fruit

Uses: Shrub borders Specimen shrub Flower contrast

Zones: 4-9

Description: This shrub, tending to become a small tree, is native to eastern USA and grows to a height and spread of 10 ft (3 m). The egg-shaped, dark green, glossy leaves can reach 8 in (20 cm) long. The fragrant white flowers hang in pendent panicles and are follow

Growth Habit: Spreading habit

Comments: Cultivars available

Growth: Perennial, multi-stemmed woody plant that is usually less than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height. Shrubs typically have several stems arising from or near the ground, but may be taller than 5 meters or single-stemmed under certain environmental cond

Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial





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