White Fringetree. The primary attraction of this 15-30 ft., deciduous tree or shrub is the drooping clusters of fragrant, white blossoms. Dark-blue, grape-like clusters of fruits are produced from female blossoms, numerous, delicate and fragrant, white-to-greenish-white They hang in showy, branched clusters 4-6 inches long. Flowers open before or with the first leaves. Other features are dark-green, glossy foliage and a pale-gray trunk with bands of white. Shrub or small tree with short trunk, narrow, oblong crown. One of the last trees to bear new leaves in spring, it appears dead until the leaves and flowers appear.