Part of ash / lilac / olive  family Oleaceae.

Native to 🇺🇸 USA South and mid-Atlantic.   🗺 Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (color key), 🗺 map (North America, Central America).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Although not an ash  genus Fraxinus, this tree is sometimes attacked by parasitic insect emerald ash borer (EAB)  Agrilus planipennis.

One of our friends call these trees "bee magnets."

Planting info (SW Michigan).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file

Learn more about ◼︎ white fringe tree Chionanthus virginicus

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