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Chionanthus Retusus

Posted by onederw 10 SSZ 21 (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 1, 13 at 8:34

Around here, everyone's chionanthus trees (aka Chinese fringe tree) are exploding with fluffy white flowers. Everyone's except mine, that is. Just a few flowers on the ends of just a couple of branches. This is its third flowering season for me--when I bought it, it was covered with white blooms. Last year was sparse as well, but I chalked it up to a freak windstorm in late November. Now I think there's something I should be doing, or something I should not be doing. The tree is otherwise healthy. Ideas?


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RE: Chionanthus Retusus

My first guess is that it is not getting enough sun where it is located, although mine took several years to bloom really good. A newly purchased plant is usually benefiting from growth regulating chemicals used by the grower to make a plant salable at an earlier age. Al

RE: Chionanthus Retusus

Mine is having a good year, but last year it didn't bloom much. Mine took a long time to get established and to start blooming. I think it's fine- they are just slow growers.

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