Japanese Tree Lilac

We receive many calls this time of year asking “What is that beautiful tree with the white flowers?” The Japanese Tree Lilac is a wonderful ornamental tree that blossoms with big white bouquets of flowers that are exceptionally fragrant. It produces no fruit and is very hardy to our Minnesota winters. It reaches a mature height of between 18 feet and 25 feet – depending on variety. The regular lilacs bloom in May and when we are still hungry for our lilac fix – this tree goes into high gear.

This tree is planted in the Long Term Care Garden at the Northfield Hospital. Click on the image for a larger version.