Hardiness: USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 °C (-35 °F) USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F)
I have had this tree for about 15 years, grown from a sapling. It has been beautiful for a most of those years, However, over the past year or so, it has grown "leggy" with gaps in the foliage and leaves primarily on the top branches. Does anyone know what the reason is and if I can restore it to a bushier, fuller appearance? I posted a photo of it as it is now, early April, before it has budded for the spring season. Thanks.
On May 28, 2010, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:
These trees are all over the place now in Minnesota, but when I planted mine about 15 years ago I had never seen one before. It is in the front and center of my small yard, and it is my pride and joy. It flowers heavily every other year--this year is a real lollapalooza. This tree seems to be larger than 12-15 feet. It towers over my house, even though it is downhill. I'm guessing 25-30 feet?
On Jun 13, 2008, joegee from Bucyrus, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
These are widely planted throughout Ohio. Their attractive form, as well as their fragrant, airy white/cream color blossoms are now gracing many a curb and parking lot.
They seem to handle salt, vehicle exhaust, and intense sunlight well. I have yet to see them afflicted by pests or damaged by weather.
It's nice being able to step out of your vehicle and smell something pleasant instead of normal parking lot smells.
I have not seen s. reticulata set seed.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Derby, Kansas Louisville, Kentucky Hopkins, Minnesota Lincoln, Nebraska Wyckoff, New Jersey Bellmore, New York Jefferson Valley-yorktown, New York Mahopac, New York Blue Ash, Ohio Bucyrus, Ohio Salem, Oregon Schwenksville, Pennsylvania Bluffdale, Utah