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Japanese Tree Lilac
Catalogue A# 0097-091 Z45
GPS 45D 43' 56" N / 108D 37' 16" W

Syringa reticula

Family: Oleaceae

Common name: Japanese Tree Lilac

Origin: Manchuria

Location: Northeast entrance Sensory Garden

Number in accession: 1

Note: Shady area-tree still producing good flowers

​This 8 inch Japanese tree lilac provides overall benefits of: $27 every year. 

Tree or Plant Type: Tree
        Foliage: Deciduous (seasonally loses leaves)
        Native Locale: Non-native
        Landscape Uses: Parkway/street, Patio/sidewalk, Shade tree, Specimen
        Size Range: Medium tree (25-40 feet), Small tree (15-25 feet)
Mature Height: 20-30 feet
Mature Width: 15-25 feet
        Light Exposure: Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)
        Hardiness Zones: Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5 , Zone 6, Zone 7
        Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained soil
        Acid Soils: Tolerant
        Alkaline Soils: Tolerant
        Salt Spray: Tolerant
        Soil Salt: Tolerant
        Drought Conditions: Intolerant
        Poor Drainage: Intolerant
        Ornamental Interest: Spring blossoms, Fragrant flowers, Showy fruit, Showy flowers, Attractive bark
        Season of Interest: Late spring, Early summer
        Flower Color & Fragrance: Fragrant, White
        Shape or Form: Oval, Pyramidal, Round
        Growth Rate: Moderate
        Transplants Well: Yes
        Wildlife: Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Insect pollinator


Japanese tree lilac is larger than the shrub lilacs and it blooms a little later. It produces large clusters of small creamy-white, fragrant flowers.

overallbenefitsMA28Park or other vacant
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