• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide, slightly larger with maturity.
    Key Feature:
    Compact Habit
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:si-RING-ga PAT-ew-la
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 9, 14 - 16
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide, slightly larger with maturity.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Purple
    Design IdeasA lilac with wonderful fragrance and good fall color that needs to be planted where it can be admired for three seasons of the year. The smaller-than-usual growth of this shrub makes it easy to place in the front of a border, or use as a low hedge along the drive or sidewalk.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Apply a balanced fertilizer in spring. Prompt removal of faded flowers will increase bloom the following year. Blooms on old wood. Prune immediately after flowering.Pruning time: spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.