At this time of year, you have just a very brief time to enjoy the fragrance of the White Fringetree, Chionanthus virginicus. You will find a number of these specimen trees on the Medford Campus, including those in Courts 23 and 20. A native tree to this area, it grows to just 12-20′ tall, with a spread as wide as its height. It is typically somewhat slow growing, but what is consistent is the fragrant fringe-like flowers that are in bloom for just a short time. Make sure to get out to enjoy the fragrance and the graceful clusters of flowers.