Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide, slightly larger with age.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Compact Habit
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Spring
Landscape Uses:
Landscape Uses
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 age.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Spring
Flower color:Purple
Design IdeasA lilac with wonderful fragrance and good fall color needs to be planted where it can be admired 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 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. Prune immediately after flowering.Pruning time: spring.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.