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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. 
To view our catalog or availability, click here

 


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Syringa hyacinthflora 'Pocahontas'
Pocahontas Lilac
zones 2-8
 
Description: This deep violet hyacinthflora hybrid is probably the darkest of all lilacs blooming about May 10th.
Bloom Color: Dark Purple
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 8-12'
Spread: 8-12'


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Syringa 'Bloomerang'
Bloomerang
Lilac
zones
 
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 'Josee'
Josee re-blooming Lilac
zones 2-8
 
Description: A dwarf Lilac with delightfully fragrant lavender-pink re-blooming flowers.  Superb mildew resistance.  Erupts into bloom in late spring but then re-blooms all summer and fall.
Bloom Color: Lavender-pink
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 4-6'
Spread: 4-6'


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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 prestoniae 'Miss Canada'
Miss Canada Lilac
zones 3-7
 
Description:  Very prolific and fragrant bright pink flowers bloom in June.  The brightest pink of all late blooming Lilacs!  Large, lush foliage.
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 8-12'
Spread: 8-12'


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Syringa reticulata
Japanese Tree Lilac
zones 4-7
 
Description:  Fragrant white flowers in June.  Very tolerant of many different conditions including pollution, soils and salts.  Flowers best in full sun.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: June
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 15-25'
Spread: 10-15'


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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 'Thumbelina'
Thumbelina Lilac
zones 3-7
 
Description:  The newest and sweetest smelling member of our Fairytale series of dwarf lilacs.  Multitudes of medium pink buds open to light pink fragrant blossoms.
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 5-6'
Spread: 5-6'


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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 'Charles Jolly'
Common Purple Lilac
zones 3-7
 
Description:  Double, reddish-purple flowers bloom mid-May on this French hybrid.  Maintains an upright habit and is highly valued for its extremely fragrant flowers.
Bloom Color: Red-purple
Bloom Time: Mid-May
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 8-10'
Spread: 8-10'


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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'


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Syringa vulgaris 'Primrose'
Common Purple Lilac
zones 3-7
 
Description:  Very fragrant, pale creamy yellow to white flowers bloom in spring.  Great for those who love the color yellow!
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: 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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