This hardy, late-flowering hybrid bears perfumed rose-pink buds opening to pink flowers. It forms a shrub 10 feet high by 8 feet wide.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsReddish blooms which appear later than common lilacs
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. Because lilacs are fire retardant, they can be considered for planting near homes that are susceptible to wildfires. 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
- Zones : 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
- Plant Height : 6 to 10 feet
- Plant Width : 6 to 10 feet
- Characteristics : Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Fragrant Flowers
- Uses : Color, Foundation Plantings, Front Yard, Sun
- Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Spring
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Foliage Color : Green
- Maintenance : Low
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Flower Color : Pink
- Plant Type : Shrubs
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest