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LILAC
Syringa

Description:
Besides roses, there is no flower as beautiful and aromatic as Lilacs!  To prolong blooms and that terrific scent, plant several different varieties with different bloom times.  These old-fashioned shrubs date back to the mid 1750's!  Available in shades of purple, white, pink and even creamy yellow.

   
Common Name: Lilac, Dwarf Lilac, Tree Lilac
Botanical Name: Syringa
Type: Deciduous Tree or Shrub
Growth Rate: Average
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil with a neutral to slightly alkaline pH.
Light Requirements: Full Sun;  plants in partial shade can be infected with powdery mildew which can cause some defoliation
Attributes: Fragrant/attractive flowers
Pests: Lilac borer, scale
Diseases: Powdery mildew, bacterial blight, verticillium wilt, bacterial crown gall
Care: Fertilize with Plant-tone or a water-soluble fertilizer following the directions on our water & fertilizer schedule.  Pruning can be done RIGHT after or during bloom.  However, it is common for a plant not to bloom the next year after pruning.

Planting Instructions: Trees & Shrubs
Water & Fertilizer Schedule

 

Varieties:

This variety listing is for informational purposes only, it is not a catalog. 
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Syringa 'Bloomerang®'
Bloomerang
Lilac
zones 3-7
 
Description: Bloomerang® lilac is a remarkable new lilac with fragrant purple flowers that burst forth in spring and then again in mid-summer and continue right up until frost. It has a compact, full growth habit and small leaves that make it the perfect shrub for smaller gardens.
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 5-6'
Spread: 4-5'


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Syringa 'Bloomerang® Dark Purple'
Bloomerang
Lilac
zones 3-7
 
Description: Blooms in spring just like traditional lilacs, then re-bloom from mid-summer through fall.  'Bloomerang® Dark Purple' is larger growing than the original 'Bloomerang®', and has larger, more rounded blooms.
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 4-6'
Spread: 4-7'


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Syringa 'Bloomerang® Pink Perfume'
Bloomerang
Lilac
zones 3-7
 
Description: BAn addition to the Bloomerang® series with the same multi-season flower show, only this time in pink.  The fragrant blooms will delight gardeners in spring, then again from mid-summer to fall.
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 4-5'
Spread: 4-5'


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Syringa juliana 'Hers'
Weeping Lilac
zones 3-7
 
Description:  Small, delicately-leaved, weeping ornamental variety.  Deliciously fragrant, pendulous light purple flowers bloom heavily in spring and then sporadically throughout summer.
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 6-8'
Spread: 6-8'


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Syringa meyeri 'Palibin'
Meyeri Dwarf Lilac
zones 3-8
 
Description:  Lilac purple flowers bloom before leaves are fully developed in May.  Best used in shrub borders with an evergreen background.  Also available in standard tree form.
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 4-5'
Spread: 8-10'


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Syringa patula 'Miss Kim'
Miss Kim Dwarf Lilac
zones 3-7
Description:  A massing Lilac with lavender blooms in late May.  One of the best!
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 6'
Spread: 6'


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Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk'
Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac
zones 4-7
 
Description:  A heavy flowering tree (white flowers) that is slightly more compact, smaller at maturity, narrower and has a stronger fragrance than its parent, reticulata.  Ivory Silk was chosen as a 1996 Gold Medal Plant by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society for being a plant of exceptional merit, but underused in landscaping. Ivory Silk is tolerant of urban conditions, growing in poor, clay or alkaline soil.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: June
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 15-20'
Spread: 10-15'


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Syringa 'Tinkerbelle'
Tinkerbelle Lilac
zones 3-7
 
Description:  Spicy fragrance and incredible wine-red flower buds open to pink.  Growth habit and bloom time is similar to Dwarf Korean Lilac. Commonly available in tree form.
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 5-6'
Spread: 4-5'


 

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Syringa vulgaris
Common Purple Lilac
zones 3-7
 
Description:  Lilac purple flowers are extremely fragrant and bloom in early to mid May.  Entire leaf is dark green, almost bluish-green.  Best in soil that is supplemented with peat moss.
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 15-20'
Spread: 6-12'


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Syringa vulgaris 'Agincourt Beauty'
Common Purple Lilac
zones 3-7
 
Description:  Large, deep purple flowers have a sugary sweet scent!  The darkest purple we've seen yet!
Bloom Color: Dark Purple
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 8-15'
Spread: 6-12'


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Syringa vulgaris 'Madame Lemoine'
Common Purple Lilac
zones 3-7
 
Description:  Double white fragrant flowers mid-May on a broad, bushy plant.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mid-May
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 6-8'
Spread: 6-8'

PICTURE
COMING
SOON

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Syringa vulgaris 'Monge'
Monge Lilac
zones 3-7
 
Description:  An outstanding French hybrid with very showy panicles of single, reddish-purple flowers.  The flowers are held on long stems that lend themselves to great cut flowers.  Bluish-green foliage.
Bloom Color: Red-Purple
Bloom Time: Mid-May
Foliage Color: Blue-Green`
Height: 10-12'
Spread: 8-12'

PICTURE
COMING
SOON

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Syringa vulgaris 'President Grevy'
Common Purple Lilac
zones 3-7
 
Description:  Valued for it's extremely fragrant double bluish-purple flowers in mid-May.  A French hybrid with dark green foliage.
Bloom Color: Blusish-Purple
Bloom Time: Mid-May
Foliage Color: Dark Green
Height: 8-10'
Spread: 8-10'


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Syringa vulgaris 'Sensation'
Common Purple Lilac
zones 3-7
 
Description:  Purple flowers edged with white. 
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 8-12'
Spread: 5-10'


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Syringa x 'Declaration'
Declaration Lilac
zones 5-7
 
Description:  Developed at the U.S. National Arboretum.  The dramatic clusters of deep reddish-purple fragrant flowers bloom on long panicles in May.  Tends to stay more compact and grow shorter than other common lilacs.  Also available in tree form.
Bloom Color: Red-Purple
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 6-8'
Spread: 5-6'


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Syringa x 'Scent and Sensibility™ Pink'
Hybrid Lilac
zones
 
Description:  Copius dark pink buds open to very fragrant, soft-lilac-pink flowers.  Same breeding program as Bloomerang with repeat flowers throughout summer but not as strong as Bloomerang.  Provides lots of color and fragrance in a compact package!
Bloom Color: Lilac-Pink
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 6-8'
Spread: 4-6'
 
 

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