Facts about Pekin Lilac shrubs. "Scientific name for Syringa pekinensis Pekin Lilac shrub". The Pekin Lilac shrub is another common of the various Lilacs available. It is a small tree that has creamy white blossoms and with a very showy copper-orange exfoliating bark. The Pekin Lilac shrub can be grown preferably as a single or a multi-trunked tree. The Pekin Lilac shrub is cold-tolerant and can also withstand the urban environment, making it an excellent species for a variety of landscapes.
Physical description of the Pekin Lilac shrub
The Pekin Lilac shrub has an irregular rounded shape, sometimes referred to as vase shape. It will grow to reach a height 15’ to 20’ feet (4.57 to 6.09 meters) in height and can reach a spread of about 15’ feet (5.57 meters) at full maturity. The Pekin Lilac shrub small creamy white flowers in 3 to 6 inches (7 to 15 cm) panicles that give off an aroma similar to privet or honey. Ovate to ovate-lanceolate leaves that are dark green in color and 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm) long.
Attributes of the Pekin Lilac shrub
During the summer, the Pekin Lilac has a shinny medium foliage that might appear dark green and during the autumn its not showy. Its texture is fine and more open as compared to the Japanese tree Lilac more so of its smaller stems and the leaves. During the spring it has creamy-white panicles. And on the winter landscape the Pekin Lilac bares large tarnish clusters of fruits making it so interesting.
The Pekin Lilac shrub is considered to be among the trouble-free Lilacs. It is among the best choice in attracting butterflies. It is quite tolerant to the urban conditions and it is recommended as a landscape specimen tree, small shade and a boulevard.
The Pekin Lilac shrub can be trained so as to develop a single leader that is centrally placed and it can therefore be used as a single trunk tree. The shrub can adapt to a variety of soil and will need full sun to partial shade.
The Pekin Lilac shrub requires little pruning however, it will require regular pruning for a couple of years so as to remove the lower braches that are drooping.
The Pekin Lilac shrub is among the most pest-resistant Lilac.
It can also be used as a street tree, above ground planter, Parking Lot Island, or on the highway.
The Pekin Lilac shrub can be found in Hardiness Zones 4 to 7.
A native of northern China and is also known as the Chinese lilac. 24 species of lilacs, come from Europe and some from Asia.