Japanese Tree Lilacs are one of the ornamental trees that make heads turn. Blooming after the Cherries, Pears and Dogwoods its a sign that says summer is almost here! The clusters of large ivory-white flowers are not as fragrant as their cousin (S. vulgaris), but the rest of their features make up for that – especially its adaptability to tough sites. Take a look at Syringa reticulata ‘Ivory Silk’ which is considered by many to be the best cultivar for many reasons:

-Its uniform habit is rounded and more compact than the species
-Grows 20-25′ high x 15′ wide
-It is a heavier bloomer from an earlier age and slightly fragrant (think more like privet than lilac)
-Attractive smooth bark is a nice brown
-Leaves are medium to dark green, resistant to mildew, and just turn a pale green-brown in fall (nothing showy)
-Native to Northern Japan, typically found on cliffs and in scrub brush
-Plant in well-drained average soil in full sun for best flowering
-The most trouble-free lilac in the genus Syringa
-Excellent as a street tree, screen or specimen
-Deer resistant and tolerant of urban sites
-Zone 3-7

We currently have many sizes available including our PC Grown 15 gallon and up to 6-7″ caliper.

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