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    Japanese tree lilac

    Such a nice lilac and that Rooster adds to the beauty of it.
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    This one doesn't seem to sucker a whole lot. I've seen some smaller ones around that sucker all over the place. It is just the common ol' vulgaris, but ones this size are very uncommon here.

    For comparison, that's not exactly a small bird. He's between 3 and 4 Lbs and stands around 18" tall.

    S. reticulata is just 'ok' in my opinion. I had one and it got to about 2 Ft hight. I saw the parent plant. It was well over 20 Ft and full of booms. It really didn't impress me though. The person was determined I was going to take one and I appreciated the gesture. I planted it and it croaked the next yr. No big loss.

    The reason it didn't impress me was that it completely lacked character. The trunk was perfectly straight and the entire tree was symmetric. The only way I would ever have another would be if I would get another young one, contort it myself, and keep it trimmed as a niwaki. The one I had yrs ago was too young to work on yet.

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    I think that it was never given a chance. Just as with vulgaris, character is something that comes with age to S. reticulata as it does with most woody plants. If you have ever seen a truly old S. reticulata, it is anything but smooth and symmetric. Character is not something that usually comes to a young plant!
    that makes no logic

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    Character is not something that usually comes to a young plant!
    Not naturally anyway, but there are ways to get it.

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