• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing to 10 ft. high and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Fragrant Flowers
    Blooms:
    Fragrant flowers in early Spring.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:si-RING-ga hi-a-SIN-thi-floh-ra
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 12, 14 - 16, 18 - 22
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing to 10 ft. high and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Fragrant flowers in early Spring.
    Flower color:Purple
    Design IdeasHere is an early blooming lilac to include in the sunny mixed border or as an informal hedge. The fragrant flowers are a wonderful addition to indoor arrangements, so be sure to plant it where you can reach the branches.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Increase watering before spring bloom. Prune after flowering.Pruning time: spring after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.