This stunning little tree produces a great floral display of creamy yellow flowers in late spring / early summer. It grows on most free draining soils and is a great choice for a small garden as it rarely grows beyond 7 metres tall.
As it matures you'll be rewarded with rich cinnamon coloured peeling bark, adding year round interest.
It will not thrive in wet ground and has the bonus of a glorious autumnal display when its leaves turn a luminescent yellow / gold. Nectar loving insects and birds love this tree in flower so it is a real asset to any environment especially if you like butterflies.
It requires little maintenance making it a highly desirable urban tree. It’s canopy forms a rounded shape over time, becoming nearly as wide as it is tall.
Native to Asia, Syringa Beijing Gold requires full sun and is perfectly hardy enough for the UK.
Mature height: 3-7m