SYRIINGA RETICULATA IVORY SILK – Ivory Silk Lilac Tree
Although a Lilac, this variety is quite different in appearance than those with which gardeners are more familiar. It has an oval or pyramidal form when young but spreads to a rounded shape as it grows older. This small tree reaches a height of about 20 to 30 feet with a 15-foot-spread. The huge clusters of creamy white flowers which are borne in early summer are the main ornamental feature, but they lack the fragrance of the spring-blooming lilacs. Deciduous.