Ivory Silk® Lilac

Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk'
20 feet high x 15 feet wide
Zone 3

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Reintroduced! Most folks don’t realize that lilacs come in tree form and this one is a showstopper. This a non-suckering tree, perfect around patios or wherever people like to mingle. It produces panicles of creamy white, fragrant flowers in late June—well after the shrubs are done flowering for the year. Its cherry like bark and golden leaves in autumn provides season round interest. Just like all the lilacs we offer this one can handle extremely difficult landscapes so long as the soils are not boggy.

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Throughout this site, the following are used as guidelines for watering established plants:

water_drops_icon  These truly xeric plants can live with our 12 inches of natural annual precipitation and only need a winter watering during a multi-year drought, but they will thrive with a monthly watering. Overwatering will kill some of these.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants are adapted to intermittent deep watering with soil drying to a depth of a few inches between waterings. Watering frequency may be every couple of weeks during the active growing season and maybe only one winter watering for optimal care.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants need regular watering somewhat like a bluegrass lawn so that they never dry to depth in the root system during the active growing season, and need occasional winter watering to prevent root dessication and resultant plant death.

About sizes of our plants:

Sizes indicated with a # are roughly the equivalent in gallonage; so a #2 is about a 2 gallon pot size; b&b stands for balled and burlapped.