Fringetree is a small deciduous tree in the Oleaceae (olive) family native to the eastern U.S. It grows from 12 to 20 feet tall and wide with a multi-stemmed rounded habit. It can tolerate clay soil and drought. In late spring, fragrant flower clusters with creamy white fringe-like petals appear. The showy blue-black fruits, maturing in late summer, provide a food source for birds and wildlife.
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How to care for Fringetree
Fringetree needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Fringetree love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Fringetree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Fringetree after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.