Peking Tree Lilac, Pekin Lilac Syringa reticulata pekinensis - Syringa reticulata pekinensis
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Syringa reticulata pekinensis
Peking Tree Lilac, Pekin Lilac
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Syringa reticulata subsp. pekinensis
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Growing Info, follow in order:
Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
warm stratify for 60 days, cold stratify for 60 days.
sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Simply giving the seed a 90 day cold stratification may break dormancy.
In a Nutshell:
* Creamy-white flowers in clusters to 6", of bushy, spreading, rounded habit, usually multistemmed, Dirr says it resembles a smaller, more delicate S. reticulata, appealing bark, a rich brown, sometimes exfoliating, native to northern China .
* Syringa reticulata subsp. pekinensis (formerly known as Syringa pekinensis) is a small tree or large shrub that is native to wooded areas on slopes, valleys and ravines in northern China. It is commonly called Peking lilac or Chinese tree lilac. It typically grows in an open, multi-stemmed form to 15-20’ tall and to 15' wide with arching branches and ovate dark green leaves (to 2-4" long). Showy, fragrant, yellowish-white flowers bloom in panicles (to 6” long) in mid-spring (May in the St. Louis area). Flowers give way to loose clusters of brown capsules that persist into winter. Reddish-brown bark is furrowed and ridged on some species plants, but exfoliates attractively on others. No fall color of significance. Reticulata means netted-veined in reference to the leaf veins. more...