Spring Garden Tips

Japanese Tree Lilac

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Botanical Name

Syringa reticulata

Hardiness

Zones 3 to 7

Height

20 to 30 feet

Width

15 to 25 feet

Flowers

Mid June: white, panicle, effective for two weeks

Fruit

Dehiscent capsules borne on panicle

Light

Full sun

Soil

Well-drained

Planting and Care

Transplant balled and burlap or container.

Prune after flowering.

Remove spent flowers.

Problems

None as serious as other lilacs

Varieties to Consider

Ivory Silk - 25', rounded

Summer Snow - 20', compact

Chantilly Lace - variegated foliage

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