This early flowering hybrid produces fragrant, single white flowers. It forms a shrub 8 feet high by 10 feet wide, and exhibits autumn coloring. This hybrid and its offspring show some disease resistance.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsFragrant, early flowers; purplish fall color; disease resistant.
CareGrow 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.
PropagationTake softwood cuttings or layer in early summer; graft in winter; bud in summer
ProblemsPowdery mildew, dieback, leafroll virus, mycoplasma-like organisms (MLO), root knot nematode, Verticillium wilt, witches' broom, bacterial leaf spot, anthracnose, borers, scale, caterpillars.
- Genus : Syringa
- Plant Width : 10 to 15 feet
- Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
- Plant Height : 6 to 10 feet
- Characteristics : Attracts Hummingbirds, Cut flower, Fragrant Flowers, Showy Fall Foliage
- Tolerance : Disease resistant
- Uses : Foundation Plantings, Front Yard, Sun
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Foliage Color : Green
- Maintenance : Low
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Plant Type : Shrubs
- Bloom Time : Spring
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
- Flower Color : White