Chionanthus virginicus
fringe tree

Oleaceae (Olive family)
North America

The native fringe tree has leaves and flower panicles up to twice the size of those of the Chinese tree. A location on Quarry Road near Hoover Pavilion was landscaped away; a new tree is, alas, in the backyard at 659 Salvatierra Street.

About this Entry: The main text of this entry is from the book Trees of Stanford and Environs, by Ronald Bracewell, published 2005.