Lilac 'Ivory Silk' Characteristics
'Ivory Silk' are low maintenance ornamental trees that are suitable to small yards or spaces. They are tolerant of deer and clay soils, but attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinating insects.
The white flowers give way to brown seed capsules with age. Faded flowers should be removed before the seed capsules appear. Pruning should be done after flowering. These small trees are resistant to city air pollution and are popular choices in urban settings.
There are no life threatening diseases or pest issues for 'Ivory Silk', though some can occur such as leaf spot and caterpillars. New growth can be damaged by late frosts if not protected.