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IVORY SILK JAPANESE TREE LILAC
Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk'

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Photo Locations: Red Butte Garden - Salt Lake City, UT

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Branches don't droop and resist breakage. A compact, uniform tree. Ideal for urban landscapes.

Has fragrant Flower.

Family: Oleaceae

Tree Characteristics

Rounded or Vase Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 20 - 30 feet.

Width: 15 - 20 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.

Leaves Ovate, Green, No Change, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Fragrant Creamy White. Flowers in Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Persistent, Yellow Capsule, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.

Bark Brown to Gray, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 12 and 14 - 16.

USDA Hardiness Zones 3 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun.

Well Drained Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Scales, Leaf Miner, Borer and Mites, Powdery Mildew, Verticillium, Leaf Spot, Leaf Blotch and Phytophthora.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen, Container, Screen, Buffer Strip or Street Tree.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Jan 22, 2018.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/syringa-reticulata-ivory-silk >

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.