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- DESCRIPTION: A spectacular accent tree adorned with frothy, rounded panicles of creamy white flowers in early summer; interesting steel-gray bark and a dense, upright habit, an ideal choice for small home landscapes; needs full sun and well-drained soil.
BOTANICAL NAME: Syringa reticulata 'Sigzam'
AVERAGE HEIGHT: 6-9 Meters
AVERAGE SPREAD: 4.5-6 Meters
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun
FLOWER COLOUR: Creamy white
FLOWERING TIME: Late spring to early summer
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Green
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 3 ( Should survive up to -39.9° Celsius )
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Fragrant, Rabbit Resistant
HEIGHT AT TIME OF SHIPPING: 10 gallon 6-7 feet, 15 gallon 7-9 feet. These sizes are approximate and may vary slightly year to year or even depending on the time of year. Height is that of the tree itself and does not include the height of the container.
Signature Japanese Tree Lilac features showy plumes of fragrant creamy white flowers with white overtones rising above the foliage in early summer. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn coppery-bronze in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The smooth gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.
Signature Japanese Tree Lilac is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Signature Japanese Tree Lilac is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Signature Japanese Tree Lilac will grow to be about 20-30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15-20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.
This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.
*We must be contacted within 7 days of delivery and plants must be taken care of, unplanted and watered until we can pick them up.
**Cedars & Perennials only come with an in-season warranty only. Warranty does not apply to frost damage, hail damage, wind damage or any other acts of mother nature. Plants must be properly planted, properly watered and cared for. Warranty only applies to items purchased at full price or to a maximum discount of 10% unless otherwise specified.