Japanese Tree Lilac

Asked June 14, 2020, 11:00 AM EDT

I am considering purchasing this tree for my yard. It is advertised as showy, fragrant, cold hardy with late blooming flowers. It appears to be a beautiful tree. I'm unable to find any information about this tree on this website. Is this one that would not be recommended? Does it have any potential problems such as disease or other issues? Thank you for any information you are able to provide.

Wabasha County Minnesota

1 Response

Japanese Tree Lilacs are a great choice for a flowering tree. They're resistant to powdery mildew, which effects many lilac varieties - I suspect you aren't finding a lot on this site because they're a relatively trouble-free tree. They bloom a little later that more common lilac varieties. In the Twin Cities, they're often planted as boulevard trees because they only reach about 25 ft, tolerate poorer soil and salt. Care for the tree is similar to other lilacs. I will include a few links below for more information.

Growing Lilacs for Minnesota Landscapes: https://extension.umn.edu/trees-and-shrubs/lilacs
Very general information on Japanese Lilacs: https://trees.umn.edu/japanese-tree-lilac-syringa-reticulata, https://www.mortonarb.org/trees-plants/tree-plant-descriptions/japanese-tree-lilac
Specific information on Japanese Lilacs on page 11: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Oeu7B5Ugxh0fNNvAPf7Jc341mlbNcGZC/view