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The Pekin Lilac can be expected to grow
in the zones listed. More information can be found on the arborday.org
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The Pekin Lilac falls into the following type(s): Flowering Tree
The Pekin Lilac grows to be 15' to 20' feet in height.
The Pekin Lilac has a spread of about 15' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a Medium growth rate.
The Pekin Lilac does well in Full, Partial Shade exposure(s).
The Pekin Lilac grows in Acidic, Alkaline, Wide Range soils.
The Pekin Lilac has a(n) Irregular 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)
Each tree is guaranteed to grow, or we'll replace it at one half the original price, plus shipping and handling.
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.
Natural Root and Containerized Trees
Natural root (also called bare root) trees are shipped without soil around their roots. They are shipped when dormant in the spring and fall seasons. We dip the roots in a hydrating gel to keep them moist during shipping.
There are a number of advantages to natural root trees:
The Urban Horticulture Institute at Cornell University has an interesting article about the benefits of planting natural root trees. Look for the PDF entitled Creating the Urban Forest: The Bare Root Method
Potted (also called containerized) trees come in 4" containers.
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