- Fragrant ivory-colored flowers
- Reddish-brown exfoliation bark
- Late-blooming, showy flowering shrub
- Zones 4 to 7
- Grows 15' to 20' with 15' spread
- Can't ship to: AK, AZ, HI
Zones 4 - 7
The Pekin Lilac can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The Pekin Lilac falls into the following type(s): Flowering Trees, Ornamental Trees, Shrubs
15' - 20' High
The Pekin Lilac grows to be 15' - 20' feet in height.
The Pekin Lilac has a spread of about 15' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a medium growth rate. [More about this.]
This lilac does well in full sun, partial shade.
The Pekin lilac adapts to a wide variety of soil textures, slightly alkaline to acidic
This lilac has irregular, rounded, or vase shape.
The Pekin lilac is a graceful, informal shrub with early summer clusters of tiny, fragrant, creamy white flowers, dark green leaves, and handsome reddish brown bark. Its appearance is neater and more refined than the larger Japanese tree lilac. It is hardy and urban tolerant for use as a specimen, border, container or above ground planter, near a deck or patio, street tree, sidewalk cutout, parking lot island, buffer strip, or highway.
Lilacs attract butterflies, provide caterpillar food, and cover for birds and butterflies.
A native of northern China, it is also known as the Chinese lilac. There are 24 species of lilacs, two derive from Europe and others from Asia. The oldest living lilacs in North America are believed to have been planted at the Governor Wentworth estate in Portsmouth, NH around 1750.
The Pekin lilac prefers moist, well drained soil, but will tolerate moderate drought
The leaves are opposite, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, 2"-4" long, dark green with no fall oolor change.
Creamy white, small flowers appear in 3"-6" long panicles. The fragrance smells like honey or privet.
late spring, early summer.
elongated, flattened, 1/2" dry, green in clusters
Glossy, reddish-brown, exfoliating (curling and peeling) bark is accented by delicate but showy ivory-colored flowers. Blooms are in 3"-6" long panicles that blossom in late spring or early summer and are quite fragrant. Fine, dark green leaves form a multi-stemmed shrub, or can be trained as a small ornamental tree. A great addition to any landscape. Grows 15'-20' tall, with a 15' spread. Plant in well-drained, slightly acidic soil with full sun for best flowering. (Zones 4-7)
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The benefits of bare-root trees
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.