Description: Hardy, summer-flowering shrub to small tree Fragrant, creamy white extremely showy flowers in mid to late June borne in large, dense terminal panicles; broad, rounded, dark green leaves are pubescent beneath
Habit: Grows 20-30 feet high and 15-25 feet wide
Culture: Prefers full sun to light shade and neutral, well drained soil; can be pruned to a standard, tree form
Hardiness: USDA Zones 3 through 7
Attributes: Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, deer resistant
This large, robust shrub or small tree was introduced from Japan in 1878, originally under the name of Syringa amurensis var. japonica. The Japanese Tree Lilac has been confused with Ligustrum, or Privet, for the similarity of the blossoms. This is a tough, trouble-free lilac that makes an excellent specimen plant. It can easily be trained to a stout, short tree with an attractive trunk.
Arrives in a 1.5 pot.