Japanese Tree Lilac
Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk'

Family: Oleaceae (oh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Syringa (si-RING-gah) (Info)
Species: reticulata (reh-tick-yoo-LAY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Ivory Silk

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Louisville, Kentucky

Plymouth, Michigan

Traverse City, Michigan

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Brunswick, Missouri

Kearney, Nebraska

Middletown, Ohio

Youngstown, Ohio

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Feb 10, 2013, Carolsflowers from Brunswick, MO (Zone 5a) wrote:

Very pretty when flowering. It also grew well for me. The down side was the need to frequently cut the suckers that sprouted from the roots& at the base of the tree. A few roots also wanted to raise above the ground. Not a problem in the flowers. I finally cut it down due to the sucker problem.

Neutral

On May 17, 2012, ASIATIC from Minneapolis, MN wrote:

Hi, just an addition to locations. We can also grow these fragrant trees in zone 4 in Minnesota.

Positive

On Jan 31, 2005, paani from Saint Louis, MO (Zone 6a) wrote:

The Missouri Botanical Gardens reports that this tree has good resistance to powdery mildew and other common lilac diseases.