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JAPANESE TREE LILAC Syringa reticulata
The Japanese Tree Lilac is the only lilac we have that grows like a small tree. It is very showy and does not sucker. When in bloom, it draws a lot of attention.
Small Tree: Height 4m (13ft); usually has an informal, bonsai appearance--thus the Japanese part of the name. It refuses to grow straight.
Foliage: Course, medium green foliage typical of the lilacs.
Flowers: Large, very showy trusses of creamy white flowers. Blooms in late June, early July.
Comments: This small tree is worthy of much wider use. It is much later blooming than all the other lilacs. After the apples and maydays are finished blooming for almost a month the Japanese Tree Lilac comes into its glory. Ideal along a back or side fence.