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Grancy Greybeard Tree



 
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The Grancy Greybeard, as it is commonly known in the south, is also called the Fringe tree. This white, feathery flower completely covers bare, gray branches, in late spring, after most other flowering trees have finished there carnival of flowering. During the two week blooming period, the Grancy Greybeard flowers emit a sweet lilac scent, especially in the evening. The small Flowering Grancy Greybeard tree sheds its 6-8 inch-long leaves in the fall after turning a bright yellow color. This plant can occur as a male or female sexed tree, or both sexes may occur on the same tree. At maturity the plant will grow slowly to 30 foot heights.

The flowers of the Flowering Grancy Greybeard tree are lacy or fringe-like blooming in mid April in South Georgia are being covered with rounded clusters of creamy-white fragrant flowers. Grancy Greybeard flowering trees will thrive in extremely wet river bottoms or in upland areas that are favorable to longleaf pine trees growth, such as this white fragrant flower display growing during April at Fullwood Park at Tifton, Georgia. One of the most popular flowering trees in the South is the Grancy Greybeard, and many of these trees were planted in the recreational areas of Tift Park (Fullwood) in Tifton, Georgia. The Grancy Greybeard (Chionanthus virginicus) is usually planted as an ornamental plant and grown low to the ground, similar to many tall shrubs. In Georgia the Grancy Greybeard tree begins its climax flowering period just after the last cultivars of the Formosa azaleas end their flowering. The tiny white filaments of the Grancy Greybeard tree are frilly and lacy and flower freely for about two weeks with a delicate fragrance. Grancy Greybeard flowers after azaleas begin to fade. The spectacular blooming of the Flowering Fringe tree occurs during a decline in the azalea flower period. This white, feathery flower of the Grancy Greybeard tree completely covers bare, gray branches, in late spring, after most other flowering trees have finished there carnival of flowering.

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5 of 5 health plant May 7, 2021
Reviewer: Kendrick Miller from Salisbury, NC United States  
healthy plant, fast shipping, packaged very well

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5 of 5 Graybeard Tree May 5, 2021
Reviewer: Christle Rafool from Murphy, NC United States  
I was very pleased with the size and condition of the plant. The plant was vivid green and looked healthy. Can’t wait to see it bloom! I grew up in Toccoa, Ga and used to hike to the top of Currahee Mountain and the Greybeards grew wild in the woods.

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5 of 5 Granny Greybeard Trees/Button Bush May 4, 2021
Reviewer: from Mississippi  
The trees and shrub looked very healthy on delivery. The shipment arrived quickly and was carefully packaged. We're happy with our order and Ty Ty Nursery service!

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5 of 5 Greybeard tree April 30, 2021
Reviewer: Patricia Johnson from Saucier, MS United States  
It comes as expected, has been planted and seems to be doing good.

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5 of 5 Beautiful full tree April 26, 2021
Reviewer: Satsy from , arkansas  
How wonderful!! So excited to watch this beauty continue grow!

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