• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Regular water - weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slowly reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide, or more with age.
    Key Feature:
    Compact Habit
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:si-RING-ga pew-BES-senz PAT-ew-la
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 9, 14 - 16
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slowly reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide, or more with age.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    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.
    Companion PlantsBoxwood (Buxus); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Juniper (Juniperus); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Water regularly during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system; requires less frequent watering when established. Feed before new growth emerges in spring. Increase watering before spring bloom, in absence of rainfall/snow melt. Prune immediately after flowering. Blooms on old wood.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: Moderate
    Regular water - weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established.