Grancy Greybeard Tree
Wonderful Selection Grancy Greybeard
- Showy Native Flowering Tree
- Striking White Flowers in Spring
- Open and Airy Form
- Widely Adaptable
- Excellent Smaller Accent Plant
- Very Hardy and Easy Care
- Urban Tolerant
- Birds Love the Fruit from Female Plants
Gardens across the country can grace themselves with the spirited good looks of Grancy Greybeard (Chionanthus virginicus, var. maritimus). This lovely accent shrub features feathery, fragrant white flowers in early spring.
This native shrub might look fine-textured and delicate, but it's actually tough as nails. Grow it in full sun as either a wide spreading bush, or a pretty small tree with a bit of creative pruning.
Grancy Greybeard has a soft, sweet, open branching structure. It's grown as a multiple shrub form, meaning without special pruning, it will resemble a bushYou'll want to give this shrub a special spot in the landscape.
Adaptable across a wide range of plant hardiness zones, this rugged plant won't give you a fuss. People love it for its good looks and easy care nature.
Try it even in the heart of the city! These smaller shrubs even handle air pollution and work well even on small lots.
This is often the last bush to leaf out in the spring, but it's well worth the wait. As the green leaves appear, so do those fantastic, fringe-like white spring blooms.
Overall, the effect is charming and eye-catching. Use it as a feature in your early Spring Garden.
Sometimes known as Man Beard or White Fringe tree; it's actually related to the Olive family. It comes in either male or female. Only the females produce inch-long, navy blue fruit drupes.
Look for them in fall, but act quickly. Your local songbirds will snatch them up, so you may miss them altogether!
The dark green leaves are long, wide and shaped like spears. They'll give a lovely, light shade all summer long.
In fall, enjoy a brilliant yellow fall color display. You'll love it's impact all season long.
Add Grancy Greybeard to your landscape this season. Order this beautiful native shrub today!
How to Use Grancy Greybeard in the Landscape
Give this beautiful shrubby plant a special spot. It looks wonderful on the sunny side of established evergreens.
If you have the room, use several of them in an informal grouping. Run them along a woodland, or near a pond.
They also stay small enough to be used under utility lines. Use them in the front yard, or along the driveway.
They'll make a "friendly fence" to boost your privacy, without making you feel penned in. If you allow their lower branches to grow, they'll make great screening plants by early summer.
These can also be spectacular used as a backdrop to a shrub border. Try them with other native plants and support the needs of local butterflies. Grancy Greybeard is a larval host plant for Sphinx moths.
#ProPlantTips for Care
Plant in full sun for best flowering. It may appreciate a bit of afternoon shade in the warmest zones.
They are very well adapted to sandy soils and acidic soils. However, they will tolerate a wide range of well-drained soils.
Provide a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. Please pay close attention to watering while the plant is getting established in your landscape after planting.
Prune after flowering is done to correct shape or remove crossing branches. Open the canopy to sunlight and air circulation as needed.
This is a plant you can feel good about. The fragrant, showy flowers simply shouldn't be missed. Order Grancy Greybeard from the expert growers at Nature Hills today!
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Chionanthus virginicus var. maritimus|
|Mature Height||15 - 20 feet|
|Mature Spread||6 - 10 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Partial Shade|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|