• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 10 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Fragrant Spring Flowers
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:si-RING-ga vul-GAY-ris
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 11, 14
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 10 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Design IdeasA lovely, late-blooming lilac for the border or as a specimen shrub. Plant in full sun, and enjoy the spring perfume as is wafts across the garden. It is excellent mixed with other shrubs and small trees.
    Companion PlantsMaiden Grass (Miscanthus); Weigela (Weigela); Juniper (Juniperus); Coneflower (Echinacea); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Prefers well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Increase frequency before spring bloom and feed with a general purpose fertilizer. Prune immediately after flowering to promote following year's bloom.Pruning time: spring after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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