Japanese tree lilac (Syringa reticulata)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 3a
Mature Height Mature Height
20 to 25 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
15 to 20 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Moderate
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Drought tolerant (also tolerant to moist soil, well-drained)
Fall Color Fall Color
Dull
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
No
Flower Flower
Ornamental
Fruit Fruit
Insignificant
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
No
Additional Information Additional Information
rounded to upright-oval form; multi to single-stemmed (depending on cultivar); 20-25’ tall; 15-20’ wide; reddish-brown, shiny bark; large, creamy-white, slightly fragrant, terminal flowers in June; tends to flower heavily every other year; yellowish fall color; full sun; adaptable to most soils and pH; prefers moist, well-drained soil; drought, salt, and urban tolerant; native to Asia; hardy to zone 3a

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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