SelecTree: Tree Detail
WHITE CHINESE LILAC
Syringa × chinensis 'Alba'
Utility friendly tree.
Best in areas where chilling occurs. Prefers alkaline soils but tolerates normal acid garden soil.
Has fragrant Flower.
Oval or Rounded Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 15 feet.
Width: 15 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 40 to 60 years.
Leaves Lanceolate to Ovate, Medium to Light Green, Bronze or Gold, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Fragrant White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Brown Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches).
Bark Dark Gray or Light Gray, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate 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.
Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Not Suited.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Beetle Borers, Leaf Miner and Scales, Anthracnose and Powdery Mildew.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium Strong.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Syringa × chinensis 'Alba' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Jan 22, 2018.
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