Name this plant!
A native ornamental, it grows to 50 feet tall. It sports handsome foliage and bark, and white flowers in panicles, late May to early June. At Lilac Hill there is a pink-flowered variety, which Ted Collins obtained from Coldwater Pond Nursery (and Ted Hildebrand, no fair guessing). This is an underused gem, great as a lawn specimen.
The first reader to guess correctly will win a lilac from Lilac Hill Nursery. Submit answers to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 585-733-8979.
We already have a winner, but if you want to guess, leave a comment below.
Answer from last issue (May-June 2014): The Pepperidge tree, also known as black gum (Nyssa sylvatica)