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Chionanthus retusa: Chinese Fringe Tree Seeds

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Chionanthus retusa: Chinese Fringe Tree Seeds

Zones: 6 to 9
Mature Height: 30 feet
Mature Spread:20 feet

It is a species of Chionanthus native to eastern Asia, in eastern and central China, Korea, and Japan. It is a deciduous shrub or small to medium-sized tree growing to 20 m in height, with thick, fissured bark. The leaves are 3–12 cm long and 2–6.5 cm broad, simple ovate to oblong-elliptic, with a hairy, 0.5–2 cm long petiole. The flowers are white, produced in panicles 3–12 cm long. The fruit is a blue-black drupe 1–1.5 cm long and 0.6–1 cm diameter. It is cultivated in Europe and North America as an ornamental tree, valued for its feathery white flowerheads.

How To Start These Seeds:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: Warm stratify for 120 days, cold stratify for 60 days
Germination: Sow seed 3/8 inch deep, keep moist, mulch the seed bed
Other: Pick seeds with radicles out of warm stratification, then give them cold stratification.

Seed Count Per Packet:
This packet contains 15 hand-sorted, high-quality seeds.

If refrigerated upon receipt, these seeds can be stored for up to a year before you decide to use them.