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Chionanthus pygmaeus "Pygmy Fringetree" Dwarf Fringe Tree

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Original price $45.00 - Original price $45.00
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$45.00 - $45.00
Current price $45.00
Selected Size: 1 gallon

Chionanthus pygmaeus

Buy Native Dwarf White Pygmy Fringe Tree

Zones 4-9


 US Endangered Species - Plant Propagated Asexually by Grafting from Specimen in Cultivation (not wild collected) and this specific plant only ships to customers in NC due to regulations 

First and foremost, these endangered trees were asexually and legally propagated by grafting from a specimen in cultivation at an arboretum. By grafting these trees asexually we are helping conserve those in the wild by increasing awareness. At no point should Chionanthus pygmaeus be taken from the wild. It is highly illegal to do so.

Chionanthus pygmaeus is an extremely rare native to the sand ridge of Florida and is listed as endangered in the United States and in Florida. It is closely related to Chionanthus virginicus, but differs greatly in its size, the leaf size, and the bloom. Known as the "Pygmy Fringetree", Chionanthus pygmaeus is typically 8-10 ft, much smaller than the typical grancy greybeard. Chionanthus pygmaesus  also has smaller leaves, about 2/3 the size of chionanthus virginicus. The most distinguishing factor is the bloom, which has 1 inch inflorescences on the clustered flower. Most people posting photos online of the Pygmy fringe tree are actually posting photos of chionanthus virginicus when you look for these distinctive features.

This grafted clone of Chionanthus pygmaeus is male form with a thick flowering habit, making this an extremely ornamental tree. The white blooms appear before the leaves, making a show in the early spring. While Chionanthus pygmaeus is a dwarf pymgy form, it is a strong grower.

It is extremely rare to see the Pygmy fringe tree offered for sale or in cultivation due to its endangered status. Plant this rare endangered tree in your garden and enjoy its beauty.

Due to restrictions we can only ship Chionanthus pygmaeus within North Carolina.


Limited Quantities Available !! As we have over a thousand cultivars of Japanese maples, we often do not have many of each cultivar. We recommend that you buy Japanese maples you want immediately as we often sell out of certain selections.