2 years ago I planted in my new backyard a Fringe Tree.The first year it rewarded me with lovely blossoms in the spring......This year even better; loaded with white fluffy panicles...Fringe tree is also called Old Mans Beard.It is a refined, elegant beauty .This native of North America is a close relative of the lilacs, when in bloom this plant is best described by words like dainty, delicate and frilly, airy with a light sweet scent., Yesterday with the warm still air the patio was filled with this soft perfume.
The tree is very slow growing, gaining only around four to six inches each year. It will eventually reach a height of 20-30 feet with a branch spread also of twenty feet. Leaves are opposite, simple, pinnately-veined, 4 to 8 inches long.Not a great colour in the fall , yellowish. Still it more than makes up for that lack by the spectacular show in the spring.........
More of this tree should be planted as it is so tolerant of light and soil and urban conditions .Hardy to zone 5.
Is there a tree in your yard you love?