Fringe Tree

Chionanthus virginicus

There are two fringe trees in the Park, and like many of the trees of the same species in the Park, they have a symmetrical placement about an axis, in this case the east-west axis. See Wikipedia entry here.
The fringe tree in the northeast triangle in July, looking north
Fringe tree factoids:
  • It is a deciduous tree bearing beard- or fringe-like clusters of flowers in spring and berry-like fruit on stems in late summer.
  • It, like the katsuras and honey locusts in the Park, is usually dioecious, having separate male and female trees, only the latter bearing fruit.
Fringe tree in the southeast triangle in July.

Matthias Baldwin Park 

423 N 19th St 

Philadelphia, PA 19130

Friends of Matthias Baldwin Park is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to preserve the Matthias Baldwin Park

© 2018 Friends of Matthias Baldwin Park