katie moss
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Grandfather Grey beard

Has anyone heard of this tree? I am trying to put flowering trees in my yard and my grandmother has one that is beautiful. It is around 15 years old..can it be moved without hurting it?

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The tree is a white Chinese Fringe tree (Chionanthus virginica). I have read that large specimens such as yours can be transplanted, but the survival rate is just slightly over 50%. I think I would hire professional arborists to move the tree. Otherwise, just get a smaller one to plant in your yard. :)
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Thanks. I would hate for it to die. We have looked every where though and can't find one like it. Most that we have seen are bush like. This one is a tree, not huge but about the size of a crepe myrtle. well a regular size crepe myrtle. Any clues where to find them?

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You can buy them online. Here is one site that sells them:

https://www.willisorchards.com/product/Chinese+Fringe+Tree

I have never done business with that company, so cannot personally vouch for their reliability.
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Thanks! I'll check them out!

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