FLUFFY AND FRAGRANT BLOOMS FROM LATE SPRING TO EARLY SUMMER
- Creamy white and fragrant blooms cover the tree from late spring to early summer
- Dark green foliage creates a dense privacy screen
- In winter, dark red bark pops against the white of snow
- A low maintenance, cold hardy and tough tree
- A wonderful street or accent tree in your landscape
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
- Hardiness Zone: 4-9
- Mature Height: 20-30' tall
- Mature Width: 15-20' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 15-20' apart
Why plant Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac?
Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac explodes in late spring or early summer with dozens of fluffy bunches of creamy white flowers that can measure as much as a foot long. They’re fragrant, too! Plant this small to medium-sized ornamental tree by your porch or patio and watch the pollinators go crazy. Ivory Silk Lilac Tree also makes a tough, low-maintenance street tree. In fact, in 1997 the Society of Municipal Arborists named it their “Tree of the Year” for its ability to cope with city life and to flourish without much TLC. You’ll get a lot of bang for your buck with this tree!
What do Lilacs and vaccinations have in common? The Greek word, syrinx. Meaning a hollow tube or pipe, the word was modified to become “syringe,” and it also serves as the root for Syringa, the botanical name for Lilacs. If you cut a Lilac branch, you will find a soft, pithy center that can be hollowed out to make a tube. Ivory Silk was developed at Sheridan Nurseries in Ontario, Canada. Ms. Olga Schultz, an office worker at Sheridan, won the company contest to name the new plant in 1973.
How to use Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac in the landscape?
Tree Lilacs are just a wonderful addition to any garden. But if you want to truly experience the delightful fragrance of the Ivory Silk Tree Lilac be sure to plant it close to the house! Creamy-white flowers appear in summer amidst dark green foliage. Easy to grow!
Hardiness Zone: 4-9
How To Plant Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac
Once established, Ivory Silk is one of the toughest flowering trees you’ll find. It handles winter temperatures down to -40°F and will still be the first tree in your landscape to leaf out in spring. The powdery mildew you find on your grandma’s Common Lilac? Not an issue with this one! Be sure to plant your Ivory Silk in a location with plenty of sunshine to ensure the best flower production!
How To Water
Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water slowly and thoroughly. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant Food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. If planting in the fall, use Elements Fertilizer while planting and start your regular annual fertilizing the following fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established as it gives your tree the nutrients it needs to produce lush new growth for the following spring.
How To Prune
Lilacs form their flower buds for the season on growth from the previous year, so for any annual or minor upkeep pruning, do this immediately after flowering. For any major structural pruning needed, be sure to do this in late winter, while your lilac is still dormant.
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.
We deliver your trees and plants directly to you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation..
*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to be delivered.
Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Gowers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations.
Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.
From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health.
Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order.
Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.
Bower & Branch Plant Whisperers - Online Customer Service
The Bower & Branch customer service team WILL surprise you with experience. The Plant Whisperer Team is available to all of our customers for all reasons: shipping updates, special requests, plant care, design, placement, selection and all your other gardening needs!
Our Service Team is directly connected to the best growers (ours!) across the country and have access to more plant experience and knowledge than any other retailer out there; online or in your neighborhood. Chat with a Plant Whisperer today!
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How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:
Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).
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Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.
If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.
* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.
At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).
Trees looks wonderful after 19 days. Using water system also!!
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I can't wait to see white lilac flowers next spring.