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Ivory Silk Lilac Tree

Ivory Silk Lilac Tree

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Incredible lilac blooms! You're almost overwhelmed by these traffic-stopping flowers. And since it only gets up to 15-20 feet tall, it will fit just about anywhere in your landscape.

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Ivory Silk Lilac Tree

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The Ivory Silk Lilac Tree is an incredible showpiece for small lots... but gives you enough vibrant color to demand attention in large yards, too.

In the spring, your lilac tree is covered with eye-catching white blooms! The foliage is a dark green that makes the flowers really pop.

Forget boring winter landscapes! Ivory Silk Lilacs have reddish, cherry-type bark that looks attractive year-round.

And hardy, too! This unique bloomer thrives in zones 3-7. It is tolerant of many different growing conditions and its compact form allows it to fit most anywhere. At maturity, this tree grows 15-20 feet tall, and 10-15 feet wide.

Looks great when lining sidewalks or in rows... but also when planted near your patio, deck or porch.

The Ivory Silk Lilac is a charming fragrant tree that has been a long favorite of gardeners everywhere and will be a beautiful addition to your landscape.



Growing Zones: 3-7

Mature Height: 15-20 ft.
Mature Width: 10-15 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Very Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Very Tolerant
Botanical Name: Syringa reticulata "Ivory Silk"
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 3-7
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 3-7
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It's Easy to Plant your Ivory Silk Lilac Tree


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Ivory Silk Lilac Tree.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Ivory Silk Lilac Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Ivory Silk Lilac Tree again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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price of ivory silk lilac tree?
Judy V on Jun 23, 2014
Best Answer: We apologize but this tree is currently on back order so I can't give you a price estimate at this time. Our prices often change with various sales every few days. Please check back in a few weeks.
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Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your Ivory Silk Lilac Tree can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

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Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
 
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$15.00-$23.99 $11.95
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$99+ 28% of order total

Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.