Japanese Tree Lilac
Botanical Name: Syringa reticulata
Common Name: Japanese Tree Lilac
Height: 20-25' Spread: 15-25' Habit/Form: Oval to Rounded Growth Rate: Medium Zone: 3 to 7
Cultural Requirements: Best flowering occurs in full sun, but tolerant of part shade. 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: Large, 8-10-inch, creamy-white fragrant flowers are borne at the ends of branches in late June. Reddish-brown, cherry-like bark, and clean, dark green leaves enhance seasonal interest.
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, attractive bark, and persistent inflorescence create multiple seasons of interest.
Birds Attracted: Cardinal, chickadee, and finches
Plant Appeal for Birds: Seeds
Aerial Salt Tolerance: Highest degree of salt tolerance; use in most exposed areas>
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