Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Japanese Lilac

The Japanese lilac is in bloom and is wafting its sweet scent across the eastern garden beds. Gene planted this tree sometime in the 1910s. It has three trunk branches but perhaps because of the extremely cold weather in April, only one branch bloomed this year. Its listed as having a height of 15-20' and a width of 12-15'. Does anyone want to measure this tree to see if it breaks a record. (The largest tree in North Dakota is 45 feet tall with a canopy spread of 39 feet.)

1 comment:

Carol said...

I have a Japanese tree lilac in my front yard, I planted it 6 or 7 years ago, so it has some growing to do. Mine also did not bloom as fully this year because of the cold spell in April. I'll pass on measuring yours to see if it broke a record!