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      Syringa pekinensis
    Peking Lilac ( Pekin Lilac, Chinese Tree Lilac )
       Deciduous Tree
HEIGHT:20 - 25 feet
SPREAD:15 - 20 feet
DISTINCTIONS:Smaller tree than Japanese tree lilac; loose spreading to rounded form; lightly fragrant creamy white flowers, not a true lilac smell, flowers earlier than Japanese tree lilac; often multi-stemmed form; smooth to exfoliating bark; sun; pH 6.0-7.5; resistant to powdery mildew; persistent seed capsules; fall color depends on cultivar.
LIMITATIONS:Susceptible to leaf miner in SE.
HARDINESS:SC, SE (Zone 4)
ORIGIN:Northern China
CULTIVARS:‘Zhang Zhiming’ (Beijing Gold™) given to the Morton Arboretum in Illinois by the Beijing Botanical Garden; vigorous growth; primrose-yellow flowers; cinnamon-colored bark; yellow-gold fall color; 20' tall, 15' wide.; ‘Morton’ (China Snow® Water Tower®) upright habit; white flowers; 35' tall, 30' wide.
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