Chionanthus retusus 'Gallant's Form'
Size: 6-7 feet
Growth Habit: slow growing single or multi-stemmed upright tree
USDA Zone: 5-9
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: tolerant of most soils from acidic to alkaline to heavier clay
Comments: This form was selected for the pendulous nature of its branches as they all sweep downward. Other than this has all the great attributes as its parent. Considered by many to be one of the best flowering ornamental trees. Fragrant flowers open in April as four-inch panicles against the dark green foliage followed by small, purple drupes prized by wildlife.