Common Name: Japanese tree lilac
Native Range: Northern China
Zone: 3 to 7
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 15-20 feet
Bloom Time: June
Bloom Description: Creamy white
Sun: Full sun
Suggested Use: Hedge, Street Tree, Flowering Tree
Flower: Showy, Fragrant
Attracts: Hummingbirds, Butterflies, bees
Tolerate: Deer, Clay Soil
Pollen 3 of 5 stars
Nectar 5 of 5 stars
Notes: A tree form of lilac that blooms well after the common lilac. It has a profuse bloom and is a very welcome addition to the landscape, with it’s own pleasant scent and large white panicles. Responds well to pruning to shape it and control it’s growth. Some find the seed pods undesirable and cut them off after they dry.
Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates light shade, but best bloom occurs in full sun. Prefers organically rich, moist, slightly acidic soils with good drainage. Needs good air circulation. Tolerates urban conditions well. To the extent practicable, faded flower panicles should be removed prior to seed set. Prune as needed immediately after flowering. Best growth typically occurs in cool summer climates. Not recommended for planting south of USDA Zone 7.