The Japanese lilac tree (Syringa reticulata) is an ornamental tree standing from 20- to 30-feet high. Flowering in spring or early summer, it has upright clusters of eye-catching, fragrant white blooms. Japanese lilac trees tolerate winter temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit (USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 3).
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