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Bush Identification Pls, Photo 2

Posted by Leandra7 Z3a in GP, AB (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 11, 14 at 1:52

I'm new to this acreage and wondering what kind of bush this is. Thought it was a lilac but I don't see any flower buds.

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RE: Bush Identification Pls, Photo 2

Looks like lilac, could have been pruned hard this spring prior
for sale,..this could explain that you have no flowers.

RE: Bush Identification Pls, Photo 2

Wild lilac? I had one in a yard in Saskatoon that didn't bloom every year. Surprised me when it did and the bloom was not as showy as a domestic lilac. ??? Looks a bit like Mom's old lilac here that still does it's best to bloom around the north west corner of this old house. :)


RE: Bush Identification Pls, Photo 2

Thank you for your comments, yes, maybe this is an older wild lilac as the acreage is 100 years old. I'll keep watching it.

RE: Bush Identification Pls, Photo 2

  • Posted by pudge 2/3 Sask (My Page) on
    Thu, Jun 12, 14 at 19:24

I'm thinking that's a Japanese Lilac, Syringa reticulata. It blooms huge white fragrant blossoms a little later than regular lilacs. Their blossoms should be just forming now. Bloom can be sporadic - I have 2 trees, some years they are both full of beautiful blooms, other years only one or the other will bloom heavy and the other will be sparse.

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