SelecTree: Tree Detail
Syringa × chinensis
Utility friendly tree.
Takes some drought. Variety 'Alba' has white flowers.
Has fragrant Flower.
Native to Eastern Asia and the Himalayas.
Oval or Rounded Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 15 feet.
Width: 15 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 40 to 150 years.
Leaves Lanceolate to Ovate, Medium to Dark Green, Gold, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Fragrant Purple or Rose. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Brown Capsule, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer.
Bark Dark Gray or Light Gray, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Low out of Leaf.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 1 - 11, 14 - 16 and 18 - 21; A2, A3.
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 8.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Not Suited.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Beetle Borers, Leaf Miner and Scales, Anthracnose, Bacterial Blight and Powdery Mildew.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Syringa × chinensis Tree Record." 1995-2018. Jan 22, 2018.
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