Japanese Tree Lilac (Syringa Reticulate)

  • Deciduous shrub or small tree, stiff spreading branches, 20-30 ft (6-9 m) high; bark smooth with prominent horizontal lenticels. Leaves simple, opposite, broad-ovate to ovate, 5-15 cm long, about half as wide, dark green above and grayish green and reticulate below. Flowers white, in large clusters, showy, fragrance similar to that of privet flowers. Fruit warty, dry, oblong or ovoid, 2 cm long, green then yellow.
  • Sun. More or less trouble free.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 3 Native to Japan.
  • Common cultivars include:
    • ‘Chantilly Lace’ - has cream-yellow variegated leaves
    • ‘Ivory Silk’ - compact, oval growth habit
    • ‘Summer Snow’ - compact, large flower clusters

Information obtained from: OSU http://oregonstate.edu/dept/ldplants/