Persian lilac

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Synonyms for Persian lilac

tree of northern India and China having purple blossoms and small inedible yellow fruits

small densely branching Asiatic shrub having lanceolate leaves and panicles of fragrant lilac flowers

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It has many common names depending where it is growing such as Bead Tree, Chinaberry or Persian Lilac among others.
Plant of interest: The Gleasons removed an overgrown Persian lilac from their yard, thinking they would never see so much as a leaf from the plant again.
Photo: Warren Gleason shows the Persian lilac sprouting from the trunk of his pine tree.
I remember the first three ornamental plants whose names I learned: heavenly bamboo (Nandina domestica), Persian lilac (Melia azederach) and golden mimosa (Acacia baileyana).