Ludwig Spaeth Lilac
Ludwig Spaeth Lilac
Syringa vulgaris 'Ludwig Spaeth'Item #7190 USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 8
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Beautiful, heavily fragrant, dark purple, single blooms come late in spring, extending the lilac season! An outstanding selection useful in mixed shrub borders or in mass plantings with other lilacs. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering 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.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:si-RING-ga vul-GAY-risPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousSunset climate zones:1 - 11, 14Growth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 10 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:PurpleDesign 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)
- CareCare InformationPrefers 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:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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