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Ivory Silk Tree Lilac

Common Name:  Ivory Silk Tree Lilac

Scientific Name:  Syringa reticulata ‘Ivory Silk’   

Location: Spalding Circle

Size: 1.5 inches diameter at breast height

Ivory Silk Tree Lilac, Syringa reticulata map of location

Native to:  Japan

This tree typically grows to:  20-25 feet tall and 15-20 feet wide

This tree prefers these conditions:   Full sun to part shade, medium moisture

Special about this tree:  

  • Often planted as street tree, as these can fit under power lines.
  • Fragrant, creamy white 9-inch flower clusters in May-June
  • 5-inch oval leaves
  • Insignificant fall color