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Ivory Silk Japanese Lilac
(Syringa reticulata)

Donated by Andrea & Zach Loll
Tree Map Location: # 102
In Memory of Edmund and Elinor Welton

Ivory Silk Japanese Lilac tree Ivory Silk Japanese Lilac flowers Ivory Silk Japanese Lilac leaves Ivory Silk Japanese Lilac bark

Leaf: The young leaves are purplish and the fall color is red, yellow or orange.  
Flower: Spectacular white flowers that are larger than those of other amelanchiers. The flowers are borne in early spring and are at first tinged with pink but later fade to white.  
Fruit: Edible .5 inch round, fleshy, red fruit attracts birds; suited for human consumption; no significant litter problem; persistent on tree; showy.  
Bark: Thin, easily damaged.  
Form: Upright and highly branched forming a dense shrub, or if properly pruned in the nursery, a small tree. It is superior to the species in that it suckers less and is adapted to a wide range of soils, but tolerates some drought.  
Source: University of Florida IFAS Extension  
Website: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ST611

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