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Betsy Ross Lilac

Syringa x oblata 'Betsy Ross'

SKU
02894
An early spring bloomer with very large, fragrant, pure white flower panicles on a rounded, multi-trunk shrub with flat, deep green foliage that remains attractive throughout summer and has notable mildew resistance. Useful as an informal screen, background shrub, or spring specimen. A sensational cut flower for a fragrant bouquet. Deciduous.
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Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationsih-REEN-gah ob-LAH-tuh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeEarly to Mid Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Windbreak
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Waterwise, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsBoxwood (Buxus); Peony (Paeonia); Black-Eyed-Susan (Rudbeckia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus)

Thrives in well-drained, slightly acidic to slightly alkaline soils. Blooms best in full sun. Water deeply, regularly in the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; increase frequency again before and during spring bloom period. Fertilize in early spring. Prune after flowering.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-8

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