Japanese tree lilac Oleaceae Syringa reticulata
Leaf:Opposite, simple, elliptical to broadly ovate, entire, 2 to 4 inches long, dull, dark green above, lighter below with occasional slight pubescence.
Flower:Very showy, white, clustered in 4 to 12 inch terminal panicles (almost equal width), appearing in late spring or early summer.
Fruit:Brown capsule 1/2 to 1 long, curved, dehiscent, borne in loose clusters.
Twig:Stout, shiny brown, clearly defined horizontal lenticels, glabrous; buds are large, ovate, orange-brown scales.
Bark:Cherry-like, reddish brown to brown on young and old stems, horizontal lenticels remain prominent.
Form:An upright, small tree to 30 feet in height, rounded to oval crown.