Japanese tree lilac - Oleaceae Syringa reticulata

Taxonomy

FamilyOleaceae
GenusSyringa
Speciesreticulata
Common NameJapanese tree lilac
iTree CodeSYRE2

Plant Form

FormTree or shrub: small, often multi-stemmed
Height30 feet
Spread20 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

Foliage oval with a smooth edge, coming to a pointLeaf Type Information IconSimple
Needles0
Barksmooth red/brown, with lenticels, developing small rectangular block with age
BudTannish brown, scales end in slightly raised points, rounded ovoidBud Arrangement Information IconOpposite
Twigslender, brown with lenticels
Flowersmall, white horizontal grouping, very fragrant and showy
Fruitcapsules, splits in two; starts green, then brown; open capsules persist in winter
Fall Coloryellow

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min3bMin6.5SoilModerate
Max7aMax8.0SprayHigh

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntolerantIntolerantUnknown

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. Native
Region of OriginAsia-Temperate
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