Chinese lilac

Syringa × chinensis

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Chinese lilac (Syringa × chinensis)
Genus:  Syringa
This fragrant hybrid ( S. persica  × S. vulgaris ) has slightly nodding, 6-inch-long clusters of lilac-purple flowers. It forms a spreading shrub, 15 feet tall and wide.
Care:  Grow in reasonably fertile, well-drained soil in full sun; prefers neutral to slightly alkaline soil. Promptly deadhead spent blossoms to produce more robust blooms for the following year. Prune lightly in late winter or early spring to maintain a healthy framework, remembering that most species form flowers the previous season. Plant in areas with good air circulation to thwart disease. Most lilacs require a period of chilling dormancy.
Propagation:  Take softwood cuttings or layer in early summer; graft in winter; bud in summer.
Problems:  Powdery mildew, dieback, leafroll virus, mycoplasma-like organisms (MLO), root knot nematode, Verticillium wilt, witches' broom, bacterial leaf spot, anthracnose, borers, scale, caterpillars.

Overview

Height
10 ft. to 15 ft.
Spread
10 ft. to 15 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Attracts Hummingbirds,
Fragrant Flowers,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
Niagara
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower,
Flowering Tree,
Hedge,
Naturalizing,
Roadside,
Screening
Style
Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Shrubs

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Chinese lilac
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