Syringa vulgaris 'Sensation'Item #7216 USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 7
An outstanding lilac noted for its large trusses of purplish red florets edged in white. A mid-season bloomer that typically flowers in mid-May. Branches are erect and open with rich green foliage. Use to create a beautiful spring flowering hedge, screen, or accent. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 10 ft. tall, 6 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 10 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:PurplePatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Design IdeasThe intriguing two-tone flowers of this lilac make it a shrub you will want within reach. A lovely perfume only adds to its charm. Plant it at one end of a border or on its own against a wall.Companion PlantsBoxwood (Buxus); Peony (Paeonia); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus)
- 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 apply 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.