Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk'

Japanese Tree Lilac

Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk' - Japanese Tree Lilac

Tips for Homeowners:

A new planting of lilac is best deadheaded in order to promote blooms for the following year. 

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The huge flower panicles will cover this small tree and will scent the entire landscape with its musky scent.

  • Excellent resistance to powdery mildew
  • Bears showy, creamy-white feather-like flowers
  • Great focal point for the landscape

An excellent specimen or street tree.

Height: 20-25 ft
Spread: 15-20 ft
Zone: 3 - 7

Interesting Notes about Japanese Tree Lilac:

Lilacs are primarily popular for their fragrance and flowers in the spring.  The flowers are beautiful in bouquets and hummingbirds and butterflies enjoy them too, plus for many the lilac is the official sign of spring.  The lilac tree is a tough plant surviving on neglect, but if grown in a fertile, well-drained soil, pruned properly and given good air circulation the tree will be an outstanding landscape specimen.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Fragrant
  • Mass Planting
  • Focal Point
  • Long Blooming
  • Great Foliage
  • Low Maintenance
  • Specimen

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Humming-birds
  • Attracts Butterflies

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer
  • Spring

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water