American fringe tree
For dramatic effect, few trees offer greater season-long excitement for the landscape than the American fringe tree. Lacey white thread-like flowers are produced in clusters on the branch tips in late spring to early summer. There are male and female trees; the males produce more flowers but the females produce attractive clusters of dark black berries in late summer. It is best grown as a multi-stemmed large shrub or multi-stemmed small tree.
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: white, bronze, gold
Great Color Partners: dark green
Culture NotesAmerican fringe tree grows best in rich well-drained soil, but will tolerate a sandy location as well. Plant it in full sun for the most plentiful flowers and provide regular summer watering.
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Plant Type: spreading tree
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 10 ft. 0 in. (3.05 m.)
Plant Width/Spread: 15 ft. 0 in. (4.57 m.)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 9
Flower Color: white
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun
Water Requirements: regular watering