• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Requires regular moisture for best performance.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing to 8 to 10 ft. high, 6 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Spring Flowering
    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 to 8 to 10 ft. high, 6 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Red
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Design IdeasDeep purple fragrance in spring can be combined with other lilacs or included in the mixed border. Use at corners where it will be easy to reach for a flowering branch to bring indoors.
    Companion PlantsJuniper (Juniperus); Weigela (Weigela); Coneflower (Echinacea); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Boxwood (Buxus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Water regularly during first growing season to establish deep, extensive root system. Tolerates some drought once established. Feed before new growth emerges in spring. Increase watering before spring bloom, in absence of rainfall or snow melt. Prune after flowering.Pruning time: spring after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Requires regular moisture for best performance.