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PlantFiles: Japanese Tree Lilac
Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk'

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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

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Category:
Shrubs
Trees

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:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

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Profile:

1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Carolsflowers 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 ASIATIC 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 paani 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.

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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