Solutions offers plant ideas, design inspiration, business tools, garden center tips, marketing suggestions and more. It's designed to help your business succeed and fill your gardens with great plants.
When my husband passed away recently, my business partner, Mark Olson, asked me what type of tree I would like to plant in Don's honor. The Ivory Silk Lilac tree (Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk') immediately came to mind as Don always admired them in the landscape.
Ivory Silk Lilacs do well in full sun to part shade, they are heat and drought tolerant once they are established (and we've had a lot of that type of weather lately). Their height and width (20-30 H x 15-25 W) gives them an advantage in the landscape, from specimen tree to boulevard trees. They have creamy white fragrant flowers in June when other ornamental trees are finished blooming. The bark is an attractive reddish brown which gives it winter interest. The Ivory Silk Lilac is even deer resistant. It is hardy to zone 3.
At Loma Vista Nursery we grow Ivory Silk Lilac in #15 Containers as well as B&B.