Syringa reticulata

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 Syringa reticulata subsp. var.  Japanese tree lilac
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Syringa reticulata (Japanese Tree Lilac) is a species of Lilac, native to eastern Asia, in northern Japan (mainly Hokkaidō), northern China, Korea, and far southeastern Russia.[1][2]

It is a deciduous small tree growing to a height of 12 m, rarely to 15 m, with a trunk up to 30 cm (rarely 40 cm) diameter; it is the largest species of lilac, and the only one that regularly makes a small tree rather than a shrub. The leaves are elliptic-acute, 2.5–15 cm long and 1–8 cm broad, with an entire margin, and a roughish texture with slightly impressed veins. The flowers are white or creamy-white, the corolla with a tubular base to 4–6 mm long and a four-lobed apex 3–6 mm across, and a strong fragrance; they are produced in broad panicles 5–30 cm long and 3–20 cm broad in early summer. The fruit is a dry, smooth brown capsule 15–25 mm long, splitting in two to release the two winged seeds.[1][2][3][4]

It is grown as an ornamental tree in Europe and North America.[4]



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There are three subspecies:[1]

  • Syringa reticulata subsp. reticulata. Japan.
  • Syringa reticulata subsp. amurensis (Rupr.) P.S.Green & M.C.Chang (syn. S. reticulata var. mandschurica (Maxim.) H.Hara). Northeastern China, Korea, southeastern Russia.
  • Syringa reticulata subsp. pekinensis (Rupr.) P.S.Green & M.C.Chang. North-central China.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Flora of China: Syringa reticulata
  2. 2.0 2.1 Hanaki Kawahara Gardens: Syringa reticulata (in Japanese; google translation)
  3. Mitomori: Syringa reticulata (in Japanese; google translation)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Huxley, A., ed. (1992). New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. Macmillan ISBN 0-333-47494-5.

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