Lilac Tree, Japanese (SYRINGA RETICULATA) - 'Ivory Pillar'
Early summer finds 'Ivory Pillar' adorned by sweetly fragrant, frothy clusters of creamy white flowers. This Japanese Tree Lilac cultivar reaches for the sky with it's narrow form and dark green, pointy foliar growth that complements the upward extending spikes of blooms. In contrast to the bright countenance of this tree is the intriguing steel-gray bark covering its trunk. 'Ivory Pillar' is an ideal choice for small residential landscapes or mass plantings. Pair with one or two finer or coarser textured trees for real visual appeal. No significant fall color.
IVORY PILLAR® TREE LILAC grows upright and more narrowly compared to other lilac trees reaching a height of 20 feet tall and 12 feet wide. Suitable to be grown as low as USDA Hardiness Zone 3, 'Ivory Pillar' is cold hardy and vigorous. Grow only in full sun in average to moist soil and do not allow to dry out. Adaptable to a wide range of soil types and pH; highly tolerant of urban pollution. Like other lilac cultivars, this tree will require occasional maintenance and pruning, but should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is excellent planted as an accent and to provide shade. It has a moderately low canopy clearing the ground around 5 feet above. Can be planted near power lines. Growth rate is medium and under ideal conditions should live around 40 years or more. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.