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  Fringetree (Grancy-Graybeard)  
Common Name: Fringetree (Grancy-Graybeard)
Latin Name: Chionanthus virginicus
Tree Size: Small
Leaf Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Slow
Water Needs: Moderate
Tolerances: Partial to heavy shade
Attributes: Texas native, showy or fragrant flower
Features: White sprays of flowers in spring.
Comments: Handles some shade. Use Chinese variety on dry sites.
Problems: Requires moist, rich, well-drained soils.
Firewise: Yes
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