A small tree or large shrub, The Peking Lilac fits nicely into a typical home landscape. It can be grown with either a single trunk or as a multistemmed tree. It has nice late-spring flowers and shiny, coppery, exfoliating bark. Cold-tolerant and able to withstand dry urban soils, the Peking Lilac makes an excellent plant for a variety of midwestern garden uses.
Flowers are yellowish-white in 3-6" long panicles in late spring and early summer. Smooth, dark-green leaves, the Peking lilac has a finer texture than Japanese tree lilac because of smaller leaves and stems. Fall: Color is not showy. Winter: Its handsome, shiny, copper-colored, exfoliating bark with prominent horizontal lenticels gives it the appearance of a cherry tree.
Best suited for zones 3-7.
Excellent hummingbird and butterfly plant.
Uses: foundation plant, shrub border, groupings and mass plantings specimen.
250mg package ( about 20-25 seeds ) $2.75
The seeds on this page must be cold stratified, we recommend using the Seedman Cold Stratification Kit
for the best results. This is how we germinate these seeds in our own greenhouses. We find we receive significantly better
germination results when we use our cold stratification media over other types, plus it is very simple and easy to use.
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