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Chinese Fringe Tree (Chionanthus retusus)

Chinese Fringe Tree (Chionanthus retusus) via Instagram

The spring flowers keep coming at Cal Poly Pomona. I found these trees adjacent to the rose garden — where I also took a bunch of pictures. 

Chionanthus retusus (Chinese fringetreeChinese流蘇樹 liúsūshù) is a species of Chionanthus native to eastern Asia, in eastern and central ChinaJapanKorea, and Taiwan.[1]

It is a deciduous shrub or small to medium-sized tree growing to 20 ft 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.[1]

It is cultivated in Europe and North America as an ornamental tree, valued for its feathery white flowerheads.[2] — Wikipedia

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