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Japanese Lilac Tree (2-3 Foot)

$ 19.99



🧬Scientific Name: Syringa pekinensis

🗺️USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-7

Japanese Lilac is a deciduous tree or large shrub that can reach a height of 15-30 feet (4.5-9.1 m) and a spread of 15-25 feet (4.5-7.6 m). The foliage of Japanese Lilac is deciduous and heart-shaped, turning shades of yellow, orange, or purple in the fall.

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Japanese Lilac Tree – A Sweet Fragrance of Summer

Why Buy Japanese Lilac Tree?

Syringa reticulata is native to East Asia: This species of lilac is native to eastern Asia and is widely cultivated in many parts of the world for its ornamental value.

Syringa reticulata is one of the earliest blooming lilacs: The Japanese Lilac is one of the earliest blooming lilacs, producing large clusters of fragrant, creamy-white flowers in early summer.

Syringa reticulata is a versatile and low-maintenance shrub: The Japanese Lilac is a tough and resilient shrub that is easy to care for. It is tolerant of a wide range of soils and light conditions, making it a great choice for gardeners of all skill levels.

Syringa reticulata is a popular street tree: The Japanese Lilac is often used as a street tree due to its attractive foliage, fragrant flowers, and tolerance of urban conditions. It is also a popular choice for parks and other public spaces, as well as for home gardens.

Key Information for Japanese Lilac Tree (2-3 Foot) (Syringa reticulata):

  • SizeSyringa reticulata, also known as the Japanese Lilac, can grow up to 20-30 feet tall and 15-20 feet wide.
  • FoliageThe leaves of this shrub are oval or lance-shaped, dark green in the summer, and turn yellow or purplish in the fall.
  • Flowers & FruitThe Japanese Lilac produces large clusters of fragrant, creamy-white flowers in early summer, followed by small, dry seed capsules that persist on the shrub through winter.
  • Growth HabitThis shrub has a rounded or spreading growth habit, with a single trunk and a dense canopy of branches.
  • SunlightIt prefers full sun to partial shade and can tolerate a wide range of light conditions.
  • SoilThis shrub is tolerant of a wide range of soils, but prefers well-drained, fertile soils with moderate moisture.
  • HardinessJapanese Lilac is hardy in USDA zones 3 to 7.
  • pH LevelIt can grow in soil with a pH range of 5.0 to 7.5.
  • PruningPruning should be done immediately after flowering to encourage new growth and promote healthy shrub structure.
  • Pests & DiseaseJapanese Lilac is generally resistant to pests and diseases, but can be susceptible to powdery mildew and leaf spot in certain conditions. Regular monitoring and appropriate treatment is necessary to keep these problems under control.
Plant Summary

Key Information for Japanese Lilac Tree (2-3 Foot) (Syringa pekinensis):

  • 📏Size: Japanese Lilac is a deciduous tree or large shrub that can reach a height of 15-30 feet (4.5-9.1 m) and a spread of 15-25 feet (4.5-7.6 m).
  • 🍂Foliage: The foliage of Japanese Lilac is deciduous and heart-shaped, turning shades of yellow, orange, or purple in the fall.
  • 🌼Flowers & Fruit: In late spring to early summer, Japanese Lilac produces fragrant, creamy white flowers in panicles. The flowers are followed by small, brown capsules containing winged seeds.
  • ↕️Growth Habit: Japanese Lilac has an oval to rounded crown with arching branches.
  • ☀️Sunlight: Japanese Lilac thrives in full sun and is adaptable to different light conditions.
  • 🪨Soil: Japanese Lilac prefers well-drained soil and is tolerant of various soil types.
  • 🗺️Hardiness: Japanese Lilac is hardy in USDA zones 3 to 7.
  • 🧪pH Level: Japanese Lilac prefers a soil pH between 6.0 and 7.5.
  • 🌳Pruning: Pruning of Japanese Lilac should be done in late winter or early spring before new growth starts. Remove any dead, damaged, or diseased branches and prune to shape the tree or shrub as needed.
  • 🐛Pests & Disease: Japanese Lilac is generally resistant to pests and diseases. Regular care can help maintain a healthy tree or shrub.
Pollination Information

Pollination of Japanese Lilac Tree (2-3 Foot) (Syringa pekinensis):

Japanese Lilac flowers are hermaphroditic, containing both male and female reproductive parts. The flowers are insect-pollinated and attract bees and butterflies. The small, brown capsules that follow contain winged seeds that are dispersed by wind. Japanese Lilac is a delightful addition to gardens and landscapes, with its showy flowers and attractive foliage. The tree's compact size and adaptability make it suitable for small yards and urban landscapes. Japanese Lilac is valued for its fragrant blooms and resistance to common lilac pests and diseases. The tree's ornamental value and ease of care contribute to its popularity among gardeners and landscapers. Conservation efforts focus on promoting the use of native lilac species like Japanese Lilac to support local biodiversity and reduce the risk of invasive spread. Sustainable landscaping practices prioritize the use of regionally appropriate plants that provide ecological benefits and enhance the beauty of outdoor spaces. Efforts to conserve and protect native lilac species aim to preserve the genetic diversity and unique characteristics of these valuable ornamental trees.



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