Chinese Fringe Tree

Chinese Fringe Tree – A Great Choice For Small Yards

People who are lucky enough to have huge properties are free to choose any types of trees that will grow well in their climate, but the Chinese Fringe Tree work well for those who do not. Those with smaller yards may seem to be much more limited in their choices. Obviously, someone with a small yard is not going to want to plant a tree that will eventually be 60 feet tall. But that does not mean that there are no options for such homeowners. The Chinese Fringe Tree is one good example.

The tree typically tops out at about 18 feet, although it does get taller in its natural environment.  This petite tree offers many of the benefits that those wishing to add a tree desire. It takes a beautiful shape and blooms with lovely white flowers. Thanks to the pretty bark, it is even a pleasure to look at in the winter when the tree has shed all of its leaves.

Another great feature of the Chinese Fringe Tree is the ease of care. It is much less fussy than some other trees and will do equally well in full sun or partial shade. While it does have a soil preference (slightly acidic and well-draining), this tree seems to be able to adapt to other types of soil as well. As a bonus, the tree does not seem to be bothered by many pests or the diseases that can wreak havoc on other trees.

As mentioned earlier, the tree produces lovely white blooms. During the spring, these flowers fairly cover much of the tree making it absolutely beautiful to look at. When the spring has passed, there is another season to look forward to when it comes to the Chinese Fringe Tree. That is because in the early to mid fall the tree produces a purplish fruit, giving it yet another unique and beautiful look.

Another reason that the Chinese Fringe Tree is great for smaller yards is due to its natural growth form. Rather than spreading at the base, the tree tends to grow in a single stemmed manner. While this is possible with many other trees, pruning is often needed to achieve it. With this tree, it occurs naturally.  The tree does achieve an impressive spread of up to thirty feet, but that is not at the base.

While the tree is quite hardy, it is not suited to the coldest of climates, although some have had some luck in growing them in harsher than normal conditions. Growers in New England do have much luck with the tree which has shown to be able to survive the winter.

While there is some color change for Chinese Fringe Trees grown in New England, the leaves just turn from green to a pale yellow. The spectacular display put on by some other trees is not there.

The Chinese Fringe Tree is a great choice for those with small yards, living in a variety of climates. Of course, it is also a wonderful addition for those with larger properties as well. In fact, this easy to care for, lovely tree is a good addition to just about any landscaping plan.



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