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Blue Skies® Lilac

Syringa vulgaris 'Monore'

Pronunciation: sih-REEN-gah vul-GAIR-iss
SKU #07179
3-8

Your climate may be too warm for this plant: 10

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OVERVIEW
Description One of the best lilacs for warm winter areas. Produces spectacular clusters of light lavender-blue flowers without winter chilling! A midseason bloomer that typically flowers in mid-May. Bright green foliage maintains its attractive appearance all summer. Plant near a window or pathway where the fragrant blooms can be enjoyed. Deciduous.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Quickly reaches 10 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Easy Care, Low Chill Requirement, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Spreading
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Windbreak
Design Ideas Lilacs are among the most beautiful of all deciduous flowering shrubs. Use as a single specimen early season focal point at some far point of the garden. Closer in plant where the heady fragrance is best enjoyed. In side yards and as hedges dividing houses the windows can be open for the floral scent to waft indoors. Plant next to outdoor living spaces, preferably upwind to keep you perpetually perfumed. Large plants make excellent background for perennial borders. Use to mark a gateway or entry where you pass by the blooms going in and out. A stellar foundation plant for front yard highlights.
Flower Color Blue
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Smoke Tree (Cotinus) Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Juniper (Juniperus)
CARE
Care Thrives in well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soils. Needs good air circulation. 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.
HISTORY
Lore Lilac has always been renowned for the fragrance of its flowers, yet it has long been considered bad luck to bring cut lilac blooms indoors. Some attribute this to the old time practice of using lilac flowers to mask the odor of death during funerals with viewing of the body done in the home parlor.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8

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Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 10

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