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Syringa tomentella

Classification

Order: Scrophulariales
   Family: Oleaceae
            Genus: Syringa
                        Specie: Syringa tomentella

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 10 ft (3 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Leaves downy beneath; pink buds open to pale pink flowers

Uses: Shrub borders Specimen shrub

Zones: 4?9

Description: First collected in Sichuan Province, China, in 1891, this neat compact shrub with smooth pale gray bark grows to around 10 ft (3 m) tall. The leaves are elliptic to oblong, with a downy underside. The buds are pink, opening to reveal paler pink flowers th

Growth Habit: Compact branching habit

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