- Japanese Tree Lilac Problems – Treating Problems In Ivory Silk Lilac Trees
- Ivory Silk Japanese Lilac
- Problems with Japanese Tree Lilacs
- Plant Database
- Landscape Plants
- Japanese Tree Lilac — Leaves Spotted, Yellowing, and Falling Off
- Ivory Silk Lilac Tree
- Japanese tree lilac
- Tree & Plant Care
- Disease, pests, and problems
- Disease, pest, and problem resistance
- Native geographic location and habitat
- Bark color and texture
- Leaf or needle arrangement, size, shape, and texture
- Flower arrangement, shape, and size
- Fruit, cone, nut, and seed descriptions
- Cultivars and their differences
- ORNAMENTAL TREES
Japanese Tree Lilac Problems – Treating Problems In Ivory Silk Lilac Trees
Ivory silk tree lilacs do not resemble any other lilacs you might have in your garden. Also called Japanese tree lilac, the ‘Ivory Silk’ cultivar is a large, rounded shrub with very large clusters of off-white flowers. But Ivory Silk Japanese lilac is not trouble free. Although the problems with Japanese tree lilacs are few and far between, you’ll want to know about treating problems in Ivory Silk lilac should they arise.
Ivory Silk Japanese Lilac
The Ivory Silk cultivar is loved by many gardeners for its impressive size and glorious flower clusters. The plant can grow to 30 feet (9 m.) tall and 15 feet (4.6 m.) wide. The cream-colored blossoms arrive in summer. They are very showy and last two weeks on the tree. Though most lilac blossoms are fragrant, the Ivory Silk flowers are not.
Ivory Silk Japanese lilac thrives in cooler areas, specifically in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 through 6 or 7. It grows in the form of a pyramid in its early years but later expands to a rounded form.
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Ivory Silk tree care includes picking an appropriate planting site. The more effort you put into planting this cultivar and Ivory Silk tree care, the less Japanese tree lilac problems you will experience.
Plant Ivory Silk Japanese lilac in a full sun location. The tree accepts any well-drained soil, including sand or clay, and will grow in soil with a pH of acidic to slightly alkaline. Urban pollution does not create any extra problems.
Problems with Japanese Tree Lilacs
Many problems with Japanese tree lilacs only arise if planted in a less-than-ideal location. If you plant in a shady location, for instance, they can develop powdery mildew. You can identify powdery mildew by the white powdery substance on leaves and stems. This problem usually occurs in rainy seasons and rarely does serious damage to the tree.
Early and appropriate fertilizing can help prevent other diseases like verticillium wilt. These Japanese tree lilac problems cause wilting and premature leaf drop.
On the other hand, too much nitrogen fertilizer can bring on bacterial blight. Keep your eye out for young shoots that develop black stripes or leaves that develop black spots. Flowers may also wilt and die. If your plant has bacterial blight, treating problems in Ivory Silk lilac involves pulling out and destroying infected plants. You’ll also want to reduce fertilizer and thin your plants.
As with other lilacs, a few pests cause problems in Japanese tree lilacs. Lilac borer is one of them. The larvae tunnel into the branches. Very badly infested branches may break off. Cut out infected stems and destroy them. If you provide adequate irrigation and fertilizer, you’ll keep the borers at bay.
Another pest to look out for is lilac leaf miners. These bugs dig tunnels in the leaves in early summer. When the caterpillars emerge, they eat all the foliage. If you catch these pests early, just pick off the miners by hand.
- native to northern Japan
- hardy to zone 3
- plant does not like warm climates
Habit and Form
- a deciduous large shrub or small tree
- stiff, spreading branches
- rounded crown
- 20′ to 30′ tall
- 15′ to 25′ wide
- medium growth rate
- medium texture
- opposite arranged leaves
- simple, entire leaves
- 2″ to 5″ long
- rounded leaf base
- dark green leaf color
- leafs out early in spring
- poor fall color
- off-white flowers
- blooms in early summer
- flowers are borne in large terminal panicles
- panicles are up to a foot long
- panicles can be up to 10″ wide
- capsules borne in large panicles
- capsules have a blunt tip
- capsules are a tan color
- somewhat ornamental
- color is a gray-brown
- stout stems, that are shiny brown
- horizontal lenticels
- full sun
- transplants easily
- prefers well-drained, slightly acidic soil
- prune after flowering
- cut off old flower heads
- somewhat resistant to mildew, scales and borers
- street tree
- small groupings
- for flowering effect
- for high quality foliage and form
- does not have as severe of a pest problem as other Lilacs
- always white flowers in large panicles
- very large panicles of fruit capsules
- opposite leaf arrangement
- shiny brown stems with horizontal lenticels
- buds have 4 pairs of scales and are brown and sessile
- by cuttings
- by seed
‘Chantilly Lace’ – A form with variegated foliage, the leaves of this plant feature a pale creamy yellow perimeter. It will benefit from siting out of direct afternoon sun and good irrigation during drought. ‘Cameo Jewel’ is a new variegated form with yellow-cream splashed foliage.
‘Ivory Silk’ – This selection forms a pleasant, rounded tree to 25′ tall with stocky branch structure. It is very common in commerce and blooms heavily, even as a young plant. The healthy, deep green leaves are not bothered by pests and the cherry-esque bark is attractive all year.
‘Summer Snow’ – A more compact, rounded tree, this form reaches 20′ tall with ample production of very large flower panicles. Its toughness and small size may make the plant a good street tree.
- Deciduous shrub or small tree, stiff spreading branches, 20-30 ft (6-9 m) high; bark smooth with prominent horizontal lenticels. Leaves simple, opposite, broad-ovate to ovate, 5-15 cm long, about half as wide, dark green above and grayish green and reticulate below. Flowers white, in large clusters, showy; fragrance similar to that of privet flowers. Fruit (capsule) warty, dry, oblong or ovoid, 2 cm long, green then yellow.
- Sun. More or less trouble free.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 3 Native to Japan.
- Common cultivars include:
- ‘Chantilly Lace’ – has cream-yellow variegated leaves
- ‘Ivory Silk’ – compact, oval growth habit
- ‘Summer Snow’ – compact, large flower clusters
Sometimes listed (Flora of China) as Syringa reticulata subsp. reticulata with lower taxa of:
- Syringa reticulata subsp. amurensis: petiole stoutish, 1-2 cm; capsule blunt at apex
- Syringa reticulata subsp. pekinensis: petiole slender, 1.5-3 cm; capsule acute to acuminate at apex
- reticulata: netted-veined, a reference to leaf veins.
- Corvallis: northeast corner Central Park.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: east side of McAlexander Fieldhouse.
Japanese Tree Lilac — Leaves Spotted, Yellowing, and Falling Off
Japanese tree lilac yellowing— Hello Lynn, — Syringa reticulata is not tolerant of drought, and also does not tolerate being soaking wet and in soils that do not drain well. Either of these conditions can cause yellowing and dropping leaves. The plant can also get a variety of leaf spots, but it should be able to tolerate these and not turn yellow and drop a lot of leaves. Since you just planted this tree, it can be suffering transplant shock, too. That means the root ball is not large enough to support the leafy top without frequent watering. — — So, you need to carefully monitor the soil moisture and water the tree slowly and thoroughly when the soil is dry 3-4 inches down. During hot weather, above 80 degrees, you will need to check moisture and give more water then, when soil dries out. If you have clay soil, water will be slow to drain so be careful you don’t water such that the tree is standing in soaking wet soil or a puddle. If you have sandy soil you will need to give water more often since sandy soils do not retain water well. Your lawn sprinkler is not enough. Use a soaker hose set in a ring around the base of the tree, or let a sprinkler just drizzle water slowly at the base, and move this sprinkler around the tree at least 3 times, to go all the way around the root zone. Keep this tree watered until the ground freezes this fall. Place a ring of organic mulch around the root zone 3 inches deep, but do not let it touch the bark of the trunk. If this tree was planted at the proper depth, and was healthy at that time, you may be able to get it to survive by doing this. I am including some links with details on this tree and planting techniques. If the tree wasn’t correctly planted you should lift it and plant it correctly now.— this link discusses growing Japanese tree lilac — https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/st611 — — — this tree owners manual shows how to properly plant and mulch a tree, as well as other topics — http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5368392.pdf — Thank you for using our service.
Ivory Silk Lilac Tree
Looking for something different that stands out in your neighborhood? You are probably familiar with Lilac shrubs, but here is a new twist for you. Ivory Silk Lilac Tree (Syringa reticulata ‘Ivory Silk’) grows much taller and wider than other Lilacs. It still has fragrant blooms, but in a Super-Size version.
If you love Lilacs, but need to make a bigger impact, try the Ivory Silk Lilac Tree. This is not the flowering shrub, but a small tree that bears huge, foot-long flower panicles in late June.
Add this small tree to your Lilac collection and extend the season of bloom well after other Lilacs have finished. Delicate, creamy white flower bunches perfume your entire garden in early summer with a fresh, sweet scent. What a treat!
Even after the blooms pass, you’ll appreciate the refreshing shade from the large leaves. You’ll know at a glance that this is a very special type of Lilac. Through the summer, Ivory Silk Lilac Tree will be densely covered in beautiful, dark green leaves, such a refreshing sight in the height of summer heat.
You’ll also be able to enjoy this deciduous tree after it drops its leaves because of the attractive, reddish brown bark. In the fall and winter, the dark red bark really adds an interesting dimension and texture to your landscape.
Northern gardeners who are on the lookout for a special accent tree should strongly consider this magnificent, fragrant Lilac Tree variety. Be prepared for compliments and questions from curious neighbors and passerby’s.
And best of all? You’ll have no worries with this tree, it’s easy care and low maintenance. Even for beginning gardeners, this tree is cold hardy and trouble free.
Ivory Silk Lilac Tree can withstand temperatures as low as 30 degrees below zero. It is the hardiest and most trouble free Lilac available, especially for Northern climates.
How to Use Ivory Silk Lilac Tree in the Landscape
This is a versatile tree for hardiness Zones 3 – 7. Known as an improved Japanese Tree Lilac, it blooms more heavily than other Lilac varieties and flowers later in the season. You’ll love extending your Lilac season with this marvelous selection.
Use it as a lawn tree in small yards or feature it as an ornamental feature focal point in a garden border. Keep the lower branches trimmed up to maintain the tree form.
If you need privacy – but don’t want to feel like you live in a fortress – try planting a long row along your fence. They’ll make a fabulous privacy screen for you during the growing season. Simply let the lower branches grow in at the bottom of the trunk. The lower branches will then fill in, and the plant will develop into a very tall flowering large shrub.
Plant them 12 feet apart on center (measuring from trunk to trunk) to grow into a solid screen for you. We would advise planting them in a gentle “zig zag” or gentle curve for the most natural look. Plant them 12 feet away from the fence, so you can easily access the fence for repairs as needed.
No hardscaped fence is going to give you as much as 30 feet of green privacy. Have your friends and family over to swim, barbecue, hang out, or play yard games without the neighbors keeping score.
This tree also makes a wonderful street tree between the sidewalk and the road. It’s rugged enough to handle pollution and salt. Just watch out for traffic as the trees are in bloom. Yes, people will slow down to study these amazing blooms!
#ProPlantTips for Care
The Ivory Silk Lilac Tree isn’t affected by soil pH, although we do recommend Nature Hills Root Booster sprinkled in the bottom of each planting hole. You’ll want to ensure the roots are able to take up nutrients from your soil over the life of your plant.
Ivory Silk Lilac Trees really prefer a planting site in full sun for the very best flowering. It will thrive in well-drained soils, so consider adding compost and soil conditioners if you have heavy clay soils that drain slowly. You can also “mound up” by adding a foot of fast-draining soil and planting into that raised soil.
Mulch over the root system to keep it moist and suppress weeds. If you are using it as a lawn tree, you might consider adding a small garden bed around the tree, as it will not like any high nitrogen lawn fertilizers near its root zone. This plant would be absolutely beautiful paired with Hosta perennials.
Water it well to establish it in your landscape the first season. After that, they become a bit more tolerant of drier conditions. However, is a good idea to water your plants deeply as the flower buds develop to make big full flower clusters. Give it water in periods of extreme heat
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Japanese tree lilac
Tree & Plant Care
Prune after flowering.
Disease, pests, and problems
Bacterial blight, leaf spots are possible.
Disease, pest, and problem resistance
Good resistance to powdery mildew, scale and borers.
Native geographic location and habitat
Native to Japan.
Bark color and texture
Reddish-brown, cherry-like bark with elongates lenticels.
Leaf or needle arrangement, size, shape, and texture
Simple leaves in pairs (opposite) on stems; ovate with a rounded base, dark green. Leaves fall in autumn with little color change (yellow green).
Flower arrangement, shape, and size
Small, creamy white, fragrant flowers held in large clusters (6 to 12 inches high). Flowers slightly later than the shrub lilacs.
Japanese Tree Lilac (Syringa reticulata), fruit photo: John Hagstrom
Fruit, cone, nut, and seed descriptions
Dry capsules, usually in large enough quantity that they add some interest to the late summer landscape.
Cultivars and their differences
Golden Eclipse Japanese tree lilac (Syringa reticulata ssp. reticulata ‘Golden Eclipse’): A more compact form (to 24 feet high). Leaves develop gold edges as the season progresses.
Ivory Pillar™ Japanese tree lilac (Syringa reticulata ssp. reticulata ‘Willamette’): A more narrow, upright form (25 feet high by 15 feet wide).
Ivory Silk Japanese tree lilac (Syringa reticulata ssp. reticulata ‘Ivory Silk’): More compact (20 to 25 feet high); flowers profusely and begins to flower at an early age.
Signature™ Japanese tree lilac (Syringa reticulata ssp. reticulata ‘Sigzam’): Flower clusters more rounded and smaller than those of ‘Ivory Silk’. Flowers a week or two later than ‘Ivory Silk’.
Snowdance™ Japanese tree lilac (Syringa reticulata ssp. reticulata ‘Bailnce’): Flowers at an early age and flowers very prolifically. 20 feet high and wide.
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Flowering crabapples are cared for in the same way that you would care for a fruit bearing apple tree. Trimming should be done while the tree is dormant and temperatures are consistently below freezing. Ideal times to trim are from the last portion of February to the end of March. Trimming a flowering crab is done to maintain a pleasing shape, remove low, unwanted branches, and remove branches that will rub on other branches. All tools used for trimming should be sterilized after trimming each tree to keep from spreading any disease. A 10% solution of bleach mixed with water, in which cutting tools are immersed for 15 seconds is sufficient.
CAMELOT (Malus ‘Camzam’) Height: 10’, Width 10’. Full sun. A dwarf cultivar with a slightly open crown. Thick, leathery, disease resistant dark green leaves with red flower buds that open to fuchsia-pink. Fruit is a rich burgundy, 3/8” in diameter, and persists through the winter. The spring flower display is about one week later than other varieties, and may be the heaviest flowered variety we carry. A medium grower for smaller spaces and well drained soils. Growing zones 4 to 7.
GLADIATOR (Malus ‘Gladiator’) Height: 20′, Width: 9′. Full sun. An upright to columnar form with fragrant rose colored flowers in mid spring. Leaves emerge deep purple holding holding their color through the summer. Fruit is deep burgundy and persistent. An open pollinated seedling of Royalty, it exhibits excellent cold hardiness and has highly disease resistent foliage. A moderate grower for smaller spaces, requiring well drained soils with even, but not excessive moisture. Growing zones 2 to 7.
PINK SPIRES (Malus ‘Pink Spires’) Height: 15’-20’, Width: 12’. Full sun. Ideal in areas where a wide crown cannot be used. Foliage emerges red-purple, turning medium green in summer. Fragrant flowers open lavender pink fading to near white. Fruit is purple-red, ½” in diameter and persists through the winter. In the spring, returning birds will consume the fruit, eliminating any mess from falling fruit. Exhibits excellent hardiness and a good growth rate. Best in well drained soils. Growing zones 2 to 7.
PRAIRIEFIRE ( Malus ‘Prairiefire’) Height:15’-20’, Width: 20’. Full sun. A disease resistant crab with a medium growth rate and a wide spreading, rounded form and a somewhat open canopy. The foliage emerges deep red, turning to a dark bronze green. Flowers emerge 1 week later than other varieties, are single, deep pinkish-red, and fruit is 3/8” diameter, dark red and persistant. A great choice where a light, filtered shade is desired, making it perfect for planting near or in flower beds. Growing zones 4 to 7.
PURPLE PRINCE (Malus ‘Purple Prince’) Height: 20’, Width: 20’. Full sun. An extremely fast growing flowering crab with a dense rounded crown. Foliage emerges a deep purplish-green, turning deep green through the summer. Single, deep reddish-pink flowers produce maroon 3/8” diameter apples that persist through winter. A recent release with excellent disease resistance. Best in well drained soils. Growing zones 4 to 7.
RED SPLENDOR (Malus ‘Red Splendor’) Height: 20’-25’, Width: 20’. Full sun. An older variety with a fast growth rate and a wide spreading rounded crown. Leaves emerge with a red tint, turning green during the growing season. An impressive variety when in full bloom, the single medium pink flowers slowly fade to a blushed white-pink, and produce bright red, ½” diameter apples which hang on the tree until spring. A favorite of birds in the early spring when food can be hard to find. Performs best on well drained soils. Growing zones 3 to 7.
ROYALTY (Malus ‘Royalty’) Height: 18’-20’, Width: 20’. Full sun. The hardiest of the maroon leaved trees we carry. New growth emerges a rich burgundy, turning a maroon tinged green. Flowers are a velvety maroon, and produce deep reddish-maroon 5/8” diameter apples. Fruit persists through the winter, and is not produced in the quantity of other varieties. A medium growth rate tree for well drained soils. Growing zones 3 to 7.
ROYAL RAINDROPS (Malus ‘JFS-KW5′) Height: 20′, Width 15’. Full sun. Large, intensely colored magenta-pink blossoms emerge in spring followed by reddish-purple, cutleaf foliage on an upright spreading form. Fruit is red when mature, 1/4″ in diameter, and persistent. An excellent choice where a maroon leaf tree is desired and hardiness is required. Best on average to well drained soils, (avoid excessively wet soils). Growing zones 4 to 7.
SNOWDRIFT (Malus ‘Snowdrift’) Height: 15’-20’, Width: 20’-25’. Full sun. An extremely wide branching, fast growing flowering crab with excellent form. One of the most heavily flowered of the crabs, the flower buds appear red before the large 1 ½” flowers open pure white. The flowers are highly fragrant. Fruit is a 3/8” diameter orange apple, which the birds will consume in the fall, eliminating any litter. An absolutely spectacular specimen when in full bloom. Growing zones 3 to 7.
SPRING SNOW (Malus ‘Spring Snow’) Height: 25’-30’, Width: 15’. Full sun. A fruitless flowering crab! The perfect choice where a flowering crab is desired, but fruit is unwanted. Flower buds appear red before opening to large 1 ½” single white fragrant flowers in spring. A strong grower with a dense well balanced upright oval form and glossy medium green leaves. Growing zones 4 to 7.
While tree lilacs do not require much trimming, they may be trimmed to control the shape of the crown. The ideal time to trim any tree lilac is immediately after the tree has finished blooming. Trimming at this time will not affect the blooming of the tree the following year. If the tree lilacs are trimmed more than 4 to 5 weeks after they have finished blooming, the following years flower buds may be removed, as lilacs begin setting flower buds for the next season about a month after they have finished blooming.
IVORY SILK (Syringa reticulata ‘Ivory Silk’) Height: 20’-25’, Width 15’-20’. Full sun to part shade. A medium growing ornamental tree with medium green heart shaped leaves. A compact, oval form that produces 8” to 10” creamy white fragrant flower panicles in mid to late June. Produces flowers at a younger age than its parent, Japanese Tree Lilac. The bark is somewhat shiny and dark, not unlike a cherry. Performs best in well drained soils, but will tolerate lighter, dry soils. Avoid heavy, wet soils. Fall foliage color is a clear yellow. Growing zones 3 to 7.
JAPANESE TREE (Syringa reticulata) Height: 25’, Width: 25’. Full sun to part shade. A medium growing tree with a more rounded and more open form than Ivory Silk Lilac. Creamy white 8” to 10” panicles of fragrant flowers appear in mid to late June and persist for up to 3 weeks. May take several years to produce heavy displays of flowers. Best in well drained soils, but will tolerate drier, sandy soils. Fall color is a clear yellow. Growing zones 3 to 7.
Mountain ash are closely related to apples, and should be treated in a similiar manner for trimming. They are not part of the ash family of trees and are not susceptible to emerald ash borer. Trimming should be done while the tree is dormant and temperatures are consistently below freezing. Ideal times to trim are from the last portion of February to the end of March. Trimming a mountain ash is done to maintain a pleasing shape, remove low, unwanted branches, and remove branches that will rub on other branches. All tools used for trimming should be sterilized after trimming each tree to keep from spreading any disease. A 10% solution of bleach mixed with water, in which cutting tools are immersed for 15 seconds is sufficient.
KOREAN (Sorbus alnifolia) Height: 30′-40′, WIdth: 30′. Full sun. A slower growing medium sized tree with leaves that look a bit like a birch. Clusters of small white flowers in spring are followed by reddish-pink berries in fall that persist through winter. Fall foliage is a mix of yellows and oranges. Best growth on well drained soils. A excellent choice where a small to medium sized tree is desired. Growing zones 4 to 7.
SHOWY (Sorbus decora) Height: 20’, Width: 15’. Full sun. A slower growing native mountain ash that is the most hardy of the species. Clusters of white flowers in spring produce red-orange berries in fall that birds will consume before winter. Tends to produce heavy fruit crops every other year. Best on well drained soils. A great small ornamental tree for tight spaces. A more durable variety that displays better disease resistance than European Mountain Ash. Growing zones 2 to 6.
Ornamental pears are treated the same as fruit bearing pear trees. They have little need for trimming as they do a good job of shaping themselves, but if they need trimming, do so in the last half of February or March. Sterilize your cutting tools with a 10% bleach solution after trimming each tree.
MOUNTAIN FROST (Pyrus ussuriensis ‘Bailfrost’) Height: 20′-30′, Width 15′-20′. Full sun. A Bailey Nurseries introduction chosen for a more vigorous, upright growth habit than Prairie Gem Pear. Single white flowers are produced in spring before other flowering trees. Glossy dark green summer foliage gives way to a yellow fall color. More upright than Prairie Gem Pear. May produce a few 3/4″ fruit in some years. Requires well drained soil and full sun. Growing zones 3 to 6.
Patio tree is a term that is used to describe plants that have a form resembling a tree (a distinct trunk with a crown) but have a mature size that rarely exceeds 8 feet in height. These plants may be shrubs that have been trained (trimmed) into a tree form, or they may consist of a crown of one plant grafted onto the trunk (called a standard) of another plant.
LIMELIGHT, TREE FORM (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’) Height: 6′-8′, Width: 6′-8′. Full sun to part shade. A tree form of the outstanding Limelight hydrangea shrub. Brilliant lime green flower buds mature to a vivid greenish-white color in late summer, before gently blushing with light pink tones. The flowers are produced on strong stems that do not droop. A strong grower that performs best on well drained but not excessively dry soils. Will require staking when young. Growing zones 4 to 8.
QUICKFIRE, TREE FORM (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Bulk’) Height: 6′ – 8′, Width: 6′ -8′. Full sun to part shade. Quickfire shrub trained into a small tree. The earliest of the panicle hydrangeas to bloom, often in mid to late June, as much as a month ahead of other hydrangeas. The flower panicles open white, turning to an intense pink as the blossoms age. The more open structure of the flower panicle along with a rigid stem means the flowers are held upright, rather than the cascading habit of some other panicle hydrangeas. Best on well drained, but not dry soils. Growing zones 4 to 8.
VANILLA STRAWBERRY, TREE FORM (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Renhy’) Height: 6′ – 7′, Width: 5′ – 6′. Full sun to part shade. Trained to a tree form, this compact tree is perfect for small spaces. Enormous 8″ flower panicles are a blend of bright pink (strawberry) and white (vanilla) held on red stems. New blossoms emerge in mid summer as a creamy white, blushing to pink and finally an intense reddish-pink by late summer and early fall. The habit begins upright, becoming more cascading as the season progresses. An excellent flower for cutting and drying. May require staking when young. Best on well drained, but not dry soils. Growing zones 4 to 8.
DWARF KOREAN (Syringa meye6’ri ‘Paliban’) Height: 8’, Width: 6’-8’. Full sun. A small ornamental tree consisting of Dwarf Korean Lilac shrub grafted onto a Japanese Tree Lilac standard. The combination creates a ‘lollypop’ shaped tree, with small dark green glossy foliage and fragrant soft lavender flower panicles in late May. Requires little pruning to maintain its form. Best in well drained soils, but will tolerate sandy conditions. Growing zones 4 to 7.