Syringa x chinensis
Also Known As
Chinese lilac (cloned), Red rothomagensis lilac chinensis
Fragrant, reddish-purple, flower clusters are the hallmark of this very showy ornamental shrub. It is a large, deciduous shrub that generally grows between 12 and 16 feet. This cloned plant was introduced from China, it is not invasive. A key distinction between Chinese lilac and common lilac is that the leaves are almost twice as long as they are wide compared to the much broader leaves of the common lilac.
Green ash trees are common throughout the eastern United States. They are very common street trees that can grow up to 80 feet tall. The green leaves are "pinnately compound," in this case meaning that the "leaf" consists of 7-9 leaflets (3-4 sets of leaflet pairs along the stem and one leaflet at the end).Green ash flowers and leaves appear at roughly the same time during the spring and the flowers are inconspicuous, so look closely!