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Lilacs: Syringa reticulata

Botanical name: Syringa reticulata

Common name: Lilac Tree, Japanese

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Lilacs: Syringa reticulata
Lilacs: Syringa reticulata
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Mercer island, Wa

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Soil: damp, neutral, sand
Sun:
  
Zones: 3a thru 7b
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
deciduous
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Attributes:

butterfly attracting, hummingbird attracting

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description for "Lilacs: Syringa reticulata "

Syringa reticulata is a tree lilac that typically grows as a small tree or large shrub. In tree form, it can grow to as much as 30’ tall and 20’ wide with an oval-rounded crown. Syringa reticulata's best ornamental feature is its showy, fragrant, creamy white flowers that bloom in upright panicles upto 12” long in late spring to early summer (later than most other lilac species). Some gardeners dislike the privet-like smell of the flowers. Flowers on Syringa reticulata give way to loose clusters of brown capsules that persist into winter. Reddish-brown peeling bark is attractive on younger branches, gradually turning gray with age. Tree Lilacs have lanceolate to ovate, dark green leaves upto 6” long. Not know for their fall color. Reticulata means netted-veined in reference to the leaf veins. Edited by H. Harris

History:

Syringa reticulata is native to eastern Asia, northern Japan, northern China, Korea, and into southeastern Russia.

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