Syringa amurensis japonica (Japanese Tree Lilac) is a small to medium-sized deciduous tree that belongs to the lilac family (Oleaceae). It is native to northeastern Asia, including regions of China, Japan, and Korea.
Appearance: Japanese Tree Lilac typically grows to a height of 20 to 30 feet (6 to 9 meters) with a rounded crown. It has an upright, spreading growth habit. The leaves are dark green, ovate in shape, and arranged in an opposite fashion along the branches. The foliage provides a lush backdrop for the tree's flowers. In late spring to early summer, the tree produces large, showy clusters of creamy white flowers that are highly fragrant. The flowers are borne at the ends of branches and attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies.
Hardy and Tolerant: Japanese Tree Lilac is known for its hardiness and adaptability. It can tolerate a wide range of soil types and pH levels, including clay and alkaline soils. It is also tolerant of urban conditions, making it suitable for planting in urban and suburban areas. The tree is relatively low-maintenance and can withstand cold winters.
Fall Foliage and Fruit: In addition to its beautiful flowers, Japanese Tree Lilac also offers attractive fall foliage. The leaves may turn shades of yellow, adding to the tree's seasonal interest. While the tree does produce small, round fruits, they are not particularly ornamental.
Pruning: Japanese Tree Lilac can benefit from regular pruning to maintain its shape, remove any dead or damaged branches, and encourage optimal flowering. Pruning is typically done in late winter or early spring before new growth begins.
When considering planting a Japanese Tree Lilac, ensure that it is suitable for your specific climate and growing conditions. It generally prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. Providing regular watering, especially during dry periods, will help establish the tree. With proper care, Japanese Tree Lilac can be a beautiful addition to your landscape, offering fragrant blooms and attractive foliage.
Botanical Name : Syringa amurensis japonica
Common Name : Japanese Tree Lilac
Height : 20- 30 ft
Spread : 15- 20 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 60-90 days cold moist stratification.
Hardiness zone : 3-7
Other info : Other Name: S. reticulata
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 1438