Peking Lilac 'Syringa reticulata subsp. pekinensis'
Peking Lilac 'Syringa reticulata subsp. pekinensis'
Peking Lilac 'Syringa reticulata subsp. pekinensis'
Peking Lilac 'Syringa reticulata subsp. pekinensis'
Peking Lilac 'Syringa reticulata subsp. pekinensis'
Peking Lilac 'Syringa reticulata subsp. pekinensis'

Peking Lilac 'Syringa reticulata subsp. pekinensis'

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  • This Peking Lilac 'Syringa reticulata subsp. pekinensis' ships in a 2 pack of ABP which is a 3"X3"X6" growing container provides ample room for root systems to develop in one growing season without become root bound, or restricted in growth
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The Peking lilac, as distinguished from its close relative, the Japanese tree lilac (Syringa reticulata subsp. reticulata), exhibits several contrasting characteristics. These distinctions include its finer overall texture, which is a result of its smaller leaves and stems, its diminutive flowers, and its bark, which possesses a variable and often colorful appearance as it peels away in thin flakes or sheets. Moreover, the Peking lilac is notably more tolerant of high temperatures but less resistant to cold when compared to the Japanese tree lilac. Its blossoms emerge from late May through June, and similar to all lilac varieties, it requires a period of cold-weather dormancy to initiate flowering.

In terms of its growth pattern, this plant displays an upright, arching form that is loose and open in its structure. It thrives in loose, well-drained soil that slightly leans toward being acidic to slightly alkaline. For optimal flowering and disease resistance, it is advisable to plant it in full sun. While it naturally grows with multiple stems, it can be shaped into a single trunk through regular pruning, specifically by eliminating the lower branches that tend to droop.
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This Peking Lilac 'Chinese Lilac Tree' comes established in a 3x3x6 growing container which provides ample room for root systems to develop in one growing season without become root bound, or restricted in growth.

Size: Mature size can reach up to 20'ft in height

Light: Prefers Full Sun (6+ hours of direct sunlight)

Hardiness: Zones 3 - 7


Characteristics: One of the standout features of the Peking Lilac is its variable and often colorful bark. It can exfoliate in thin flakes or sheets, revealing different shades and patterns, which add to its ornamental value. The Peking Lilac typically blooms from late May into June, producing clusters of its small, fragrant flowers.

Soil, Water: Peking Lilac thrives in loose, well-drained soil. It prefers soil that is slightly acidic to slightly alkaline.

For a Peking Lilac (Chinese Lilac tree), water newly planted trees deeply once a week during the first year to establish roots, ensuring the soil remains consistently moist but not waterlogged. Mature trees are more drought-tolerant but benefit from supplemental watering during dry spells. Fertilize with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring, avoiding over-fertilization and refraining from late summer or fall feeding to prevent excessive growth.

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Hardiness zone for this plant: Zone 3 - 7

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