chicagoland grows® Plant Introduction Program

Beijing Gold® Peking Lilac

Syringa pekinensis ‘Zhang Zhiming’



This is a superior tree lilac with attractive primrose-yellow summer flowers, eye-catching yellow autumn leaf color, and a more upright habit. It is also less coarsely branched than most tree lilacs. A selection made by Zhang Zhiming of the Beijing Botanic Garden, People’s Republic of China. This unique tree lilac was introduced into the United States through the North America-China Plant Exploration Consortium (NACPEC) and The Morton Arboretum. It will reach 20' in height with a 15' spread. Hardy to USDA zones 4 – 7.

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