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Japanese Tree Lilac

Japanese Tree Lilac Tree
The Japanese tree lilac is a beautiful tree that produces fragrant white flowers. A large cluster of Japanese tree lilacs can be found in Lilac Lawn, northeast of Sheep Meadow. They're also just outside of the entrance to Conservatory Garden's South Garden.

Common Name: Japanese Tree Lilac

Scientific Name: Syringa reticulata subsp. reticulata

Origin: Northern China

Family: Oleaceae

Size: 20' - 30' tall, 15' - 25' wide

Form: Oval to round

Culture: Tolerant to urban conditions


Opposite, dark green in summer, yellow-green in fall


Small, white, and fragrant clusters (6"-12"), lilac-like




Reddish-brown to gray, peeling