Genus Chionanthus Species virginicus Cultivar Common Name Native Fringetree Patent ID Height 15 to 20 Feet Spread 15 to 20 Feet Habit Small tree, with a spreading open habit. Slow growth rate. Zone 4 to 9 Culture Full sun to partial shade. Flower White, in wide fluffy panicles. Slightly fragrant. May-June. Flower Color White Foliage Large, lustrous, dark green, 4-8" long. Fall color yellow to yellow-brown. Deciduous. Category: Flowering Tree Description Native plant. Birds love the fruit.