Ivory Silk Tree Lilac
Botanical Name: Syringa reticulata ssp. reticulata 'Ivory Silk'
Common Name: Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac
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Height: 20-25' Spread: 15-25' Habit/Form: Oval Growth Rate: Medium Zone: 3-7
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: A compact, rounded, dense tree with large, 8-10-inch, creamy-white, fragrant flowers in late June or early July. Attractive reddish-brown bark reminiscent of cherry trees.
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.
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