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Chionanthus pygmaeus

Chionanthus pygmaeus Small

Pygmy Fringetree

Oleaceae (Olive Family)


USDA Symbol: CHPY2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub
Breeding System: Dioecious
Inflorescence: Panicle
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Notes: Up to about 15 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Aug , Sep , Oct



Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered Status

USFWS Species Profile: Q26Y
Status: Endangered
Historic Range: U.S.A. (FL)
Critical Habitat: N/A
Special Rules: N/A
This information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany

Additional resources

USDA: Find Chionanthus pygmaeus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Chionanthus pygmaeus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Chionanthus pygmaeus


Record Modified: 2022-11-07
Research By: SET

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