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IVORY SILK JAPANESE TREE LILAC
Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk'
Photo Locations: Red Butte Garden - Salt Lake City, UT
Branches don't droop and resist breakage. A compact, uniform tree. Ideal for urban landscapes.
Has fragrant Flower.
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. Apr 23, 2018.
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