Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac Tree
Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac Leaf
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Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac Tree
Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac Leaf
Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac Additional Product Shot 547

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-7
  • Spacing: 12-15'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac
Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk'
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Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac explodes in late spring or early summer with dozens of fluffy bunches of creamy white flowers that can measure as much as a foot long. They’re fragrant, too! Plant this small- to medium-sized ornamental tree by your porch or patio and watch the pollinators go crazy. Ivory Silk Lilac Tree also makes a tough, low-maintenance street tree. In fact, in 1997 the Society of Municipal Arborists named it their “Tree of the Year” for its ability to cope with city life and to flourish without much TLC. You’ll get a lot of bang for your buck with this tree!

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-7
  • Spacing: 12-15'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›
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The Story

What do Lilacs and vaccinations have in common?  The Greek word, syrinx.  Meaning a hollow tube or pipe, the word was modified to become “syringe,” and it also serves as the root for Syringa, the botanical name for Lilacs.  If you cut a Lilac branch, you will find a soft, pithy center that can be hollowed out to make a tube.  Ivory Silk was developed at Sheridan Nurseries in Ontario, Canada.  Ms. Olga Schultz, an office worker at Sheridan, won the company contest to name the new plant in 1973.

The Details

Tree Lilacs are just a wonderful addition to any garden. But if you want to truly experience the delightful fragrance of the Ivory Silk Tree Lilac be sure to plant it close to the house! Creamy-white flowers appear in summer amidst dark green foliage. Easy to grow!

How to Grow

Once established, Ivory Silk is one of the toughest flowering trees you’ll find.  It handles winter temperatures down to -40°F and will still be the first tree in your landscape to leaf out in spring.  The powdery mildew you find on your grandma’s Common Lilac?  Not an issue with this one.  Give it plenty of sunshine to ensure the best flower production, and do any pruning shortly after blooming.  Pruning later will not harm the tree, but in doing so, you may cut off some of next year’s flower buds.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 3
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 7
Exposure Full Sun
Avg Mature Height 20'
Avg Mature Width 15'
Spacing 12-15'
Growth Rate Medium
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Yellow/Purple
Flower Color White
Flower Time Early Summer
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award Yes
Attractive Bark Yes
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies Yes
Attracts Hummingbirds Yes
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant Yes
Dry, Poor Soils Yes
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant Yes
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore Yes
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

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Scale

Size: B

Size B

Size: C

Size C

This graphic shows the approximate size and form of the Tree you are viewing.

Size B Trees:

8-10' tall. Single stem with heavy caliper over 1 1/2". Grown in our #15 tree container in this size. Limbed up well for street tree use with a well structured canopy.

Size C Trees:

10-12' Tall. Grown in our #20 or #25 tree container. Grown as a single stem tree limbed up for street tree planting ability.

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Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac Tree
Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac Leaf
Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac Additional Product Shot 547