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Syringa reticulata

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Photo Locations: Red Butte Garden - Salt Lake City, UT, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, Alameda Plazas and Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden - Santa Barbara, CA and Albuquerque BioPark - Rio Grande Botanic Garden

General Notes

Takes some drought. Creates a fragrant display of creamy-white flowers.

Has fragrant Flower.

Native to Northern Japan.

Family: Oleaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.

Oval or Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 20 - 30 feet.

Width: 15 - 25 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Ovate, Medium to Dark Green, Bronze or Gold, Deciduous.

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

Brown Capsule, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Fall.

Bark Dark Gray, Light Gray or Red Brown, Scaly or Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Low out of Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 12 and 14 - 16.

USDA Hardiness Zones 3 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Clay or Loam Texture.

Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Not Suited.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Beetle Borers, Leaf Miner and Scales.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Attracts Bees.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Syringa reticulata Tree Record." 1995-2018. Apr 23, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/syringa-reticulata >

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