Chinese fringetree

Chionanthus retusus

  • Chinese fringetree
  • Chinese fringetree
  • Chinese fringetree
  • Chinese fringetree
  • Chinese fringetree
  • Chinese fringetree
  • Chinese fringetree
  • Chinese fringetree
  • Chinese fringetree
  • Chinese fringetree
  • Chinese fringetree
  • Chinese fringetree
  • Flower name
    Chinese fringetree
  • Scientific name
    Chionanthus retusus
  • Aliasナンジャモンジャノキ, 一つ葉タゴ
  • Place of originKorea Peninsula, Japan, China
  • Place of floweringGarden, Botanical Gardens, Cemetery & Temple, Park, Potted flower
  • Flowering seasonApril, May

What is Chinese fringetree

Chinese fringetree (scientific name: Chionanthus retusus) is a large deciduous trees of the genus Chionanthus, of the Oleaceae family native to the Korean Peninsula , China and Japan. The tree height is 20 to 25 m, the diameter is 50 to 70 cm, the bark is grayish brown and there is a vertical break. Green leaves are about 5 cm in length and long elliptical with long stems and attached to the living body. In the spring, inflorescences are stretched and blooming like a pure white string of floral aroma that covers the crown. Flowers have four tears at the tip. After the flowers a large number of elliptical fruits with a fruit diameter of 1 to 2 cm are grown and black ripe in autumn. It is called "Nanja Monja No ki" in another name. Nanja Monja is used to call something that is not known for a long time ago. Therefore, there are things called elm tree and so on as Nanja Monja No ki. The scientific name Chionanthus is in Latin, Chion is snow, anthus is flower, and it means white flower as snow is piled up.

Common name: Chinese fringetree , Scientific name: Chionanthus retusus, aka: Hitotsuba tago, Nanja Monja No Ki, Place of Origin: Japan ~ Korea Peninsula ~ China, Living Type: large fallen leaves tree, height: 20-25 m, tree diameter: 50 - 70 cm, stem: vertical cut into gray brown ground, leaf color: green, leaf height: 5 cm, leaf shape: sharp pointed ellipse Shape, leaves: Birth, leaf stalk: with long stems, leaves: with brown hair, leaf margin: all edges, flowering period: late April to mid May, flaky form: spatula, floret color: pure white, wreath : Fruit type: stone fruit shape, fruit shape: oval shape, fruit shape: fruit seed: August, fruit diameter: 1 to 2 cm, flower shape: Fruit color: green → black ripe, breeding method: seedling, cuttings, seedling ~ flowering period: 8 years, use: park tree, flower bed, potted plant, remarks: 1825 botanist Toyofumi
Mizutani discovered and named, endangered species II (VU).


  • Eye
    Lamiales
  • Family
    Oleaceae
  • Genus
    Chionanthus
  • Species
    C. retusus
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cluster inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Thread-like
  • Leaf type
    oblong
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeFallen leaves tree
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height2000.0 ~ 2500.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower10.0 ~ 10.0 cm

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