SelecTree: Tree Detail

Syringa × prestoniae

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Takes some drought. Several cultivars available.

Family: Oleaceae

Tree Characteristics

Oval or Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 12 feet.

Width: 12 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 40 to 150 years.

Leaves Oblong to Ovate, Medium Green, Gold, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Blue, Lavender or Purple. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 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 and 14 - 16; A1 - A3.

USDA Hardiness Zones 2 - 7.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Drought tolerant.

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.

Attracts Bees.

Special Uses & Values


Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Syringa × prestoniae Tree Record." 1995-2018. Jan 22, 2018.
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