fringe tree


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Related to fringe tree: Chionanthus virginicus
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fringe tree

fringe tree

Oval opposite leaves with white “fringy” flowers in drooping clusters that look like shredded paper, and bluish black olive-like fruit with one stone. Fruit is edible but not good tasting. Bark tea has been used historically internally and externally to treat wounds, sores, infections, inflammations of the eye, mouth, gums, liver, gallbladder. Dried root bark used for liver, gallbladder pain, gallstones, jaundice, chronic weakness, headache, gallstones, rheumatism, pancreas, spleen, reduce sugar levels, stimulate appetite and digestion. A favorite plant for liver health.
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Key Words: Fringe tree, Chionanthus virginicus, herbal, phytoequivalence, Phytotherapy
The 2007 Cary Award winners include Little King dwarf river birch; the fragrant Fringe tree, with lacy white flowers; and Hopkinton-bred rhododendron Olga Mezitt.
Some of the best low pollen trees are the females of dioecious species such as ash, poplar, willow, cedar, juniper, cottonwood, mulberry, osage orange, xylosma, yew, box elder, podocarpus, fringe tree, holly, pepper tree, smoke tree, coffee tree, sassafras and red maple.
The design will accommodate massings of Bamboo, multi-stemmed Birch and flowering Fringe trees underplanted with evergreen shrubs, ferns, perennials, ornamental grasses and a sizable panel of natural lawn staged with chaise lounge chairs for sun lovers.