Chionanthus common name: fringetrees, is a genus of about 80 species of flowering plants in the family Oleaceae. They are shrubs and small to medium-sized trees growing to 325 m tall. The leaves are opposite, simple. The flowers are produced in feathery panicles, with a corolla subdivided into four slender lobes; they are white, pale yellow, or tinged pink. The fruit is a drupe containing a single seed.