Chionanthus retusus

Scientific name: Chionanthus retusus

Common name: Chinese Fringe Tree

Family: Oleaceae


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Tree 5 m tall. Located along Macquarie Wall.

Bed: 39 & 32; Grid: 5H9u & 6I9l
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China, Korea and Japan - occurs in forests and on cliffs. The two commonly grown species are C. retusus  and C. virginicus. They are grown for their extremely handsome white flowers. They flower best when in full sun. 


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