Everyone loves Chinese fringe trees for their glorious
white blooms that appear in the spring and their
exfoliating bark that provides year-round interest. What
has not been available until now is a dwarf spreading
Chinese fringe tree. 'Yadkin Creeper' has a low
spreading habit reaching 6ft in height by 8ft in width in 15
years wit the typical foliage and flowers of the species.
Some would call the habit of 'Yadkin Creeper' "weeping"
but I think this selection has an excellent laterally growing
In 2003, Todd Lasseigne and Jon Roethling were picking
up plants for the JC Raulston Gala at Yadkin Valley
Nursery. They stumbled upon this creeping Chinese
fringe tree and convinced the nursery to part ways with
this gem. Years later this gorgeous tree can be found at
the JC Raulston Arboretum showing off its unique dwarf
spreading habit that Todd named 'Yadkin Creeper'. Be
unique, be different and get this gorgeous flowering dwarf
fringe tree to shine in your garden.