Botanical Name: Syringa pekinensis
Common Name: Peking Lilac
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Height: 20-25' Spread: 20-25' Habit/Form: Upright to Rounded Growth Rate: Medium Zone: 4-7
Cultural Requirements: Tolerant of part shade, but best flowering occurs in full sun. Grow in loose, well-drained soils; pH adaptable. Once plants are established they are fairly heat and drought tolerant. Typical of all lilacs, prune after blooming for best flowering the following year.
Ornamental Characteristics: An upright spreading tree with amber-colored, peeling bark, often multi-stemmed. Large 4-6-inch clusters of creamy-white flowers appear in mid to late June. Flowers have a slight honey-scent.
Uses in the Landscape: Tree lilacs are dependable urban trees, including as parking lot or boulevard plantings, which tolerate a wide range of conditions. Large flowers in early summer, exfoliating bark, and persistent inflorescence create multiple seasons of interest.
Aerial Salt Tolerance: Highest degree of salt tolerance; use in most exposed areas>
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