For those of you unfamiliar with Chionanthus virginicus -- or Fringetree -- you are missing out on one sweet tree/shrub.
Last year, the blooms got burned a bit by the freeze we had around Easter, so this year, these blooms, as well as many others, are a welcome sight!
Here's a picture of it taken today in full bloom & a close-up of the flowers:
The blooms are fairly fragrant. I've been out sniffing them this morning already.
This tree will get no more than about 15-20 feet tall and is a wide tree. I've mostly seen them with multiple trunks but you could prune them to a single trunk.
For those of you in Pulaski County, this tree is at the end of our path, near the entrance drive to our office.