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. Mid-season bloomer typically flowers in mid-May. Branches are erect and open with rich green foliage. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly- weekly or more often in extreme heat, until established.Average Landscape Size:Moderate grower to 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 grower to 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); Weigela (Weigela); Juniper (Juniperus); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Coneflower (Echinacea); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)
- CareCare InformationFollow regular watering schedule during first growing season to establish deep, extensive root system. Tolerates periodic drought, once established. Feed before new growth emerges in spring. Increase watering before spring bloom, in absence of rainfall/snow melt. Prune after flowering.Pruning time: spring after flowering.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly- weekly or more often in extreme heat, until established.