• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly- weekly or more often in extreme heat, until established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate grower to 10 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Fragrant Flowers
    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 grower to 10 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Purple
    Patent 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)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in well-drained soil with neutral to slightly alkaline pH. Follow a regular watering schedule during first growing season to establish deep, extensive root system. Increase watering before spring bloom, in absence of rainfall/snow melt. Tolerates periodic drought, when established. Prune after flowering.Pruning time: spring after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly- weekly or more often in extreme heat, until established.