Chionanthus retusus is a kind of plant under the national second-level protection. It's fresh and pleasant and can be planted around buildings, near gardens or sidewalks.
Physical features: It belongs to the family of deciduous shrubs or trees which can grow up to 20 meters. With grayish brown or dark gray small branches and oval or oblong leaves, the flowering period is from March to June and fruiting period is from June to November.
Growth habits: It enjoys warm weather and has quite strong cold-resistance ability. It likes neutral and slightly acidic soil.
Horticultural functions: Chionanthus retusus is lush and looks like snow in their flowering period. They are beautiful and lovely. They can be planted in lawns, near streets, next to a pool and around buildings. The fresh leaves can be used for drinks instead of tea. The oil-rich fruits can be used in industry. The fine wood can be made into equipment. The buds and leaves also have medicinal value.