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Chinese Lilac

Syringa x chinensis

SKU
07200
A medium-sized, midseason lilac with wonderfully fragrant, lilac-pink flowers on graceful, broadly spreading branches. Deep green foliage has a more refined appearance than the common lilac and is less susceptible to mildew. Useful as a screen, hedge, showy spring specimen, or mixed border accent. Wonderful for cut flower arrangements. Deciduous.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationsih-REEN-gah chi-NEN-sis
LoreIt was once considered bad luck to cut lilacs for indoors, likely because the heavily scented flowers were commonly used to cover up the odor of death when the deceased was laid out in the home for viewing. Despite this the lilac remains among the most beloved fragrances for the home.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 10 to 12 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeMid-Spring
Design IdeasPlant a fragrant hedge with a row of these, or use just one in the sunny mixed border Or as a specimen shrub, plant it near the driveway, where you can enjoy the spring perfume.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitBushy
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Firescaping/Firewise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Windbreak, Cutting Garden, Accent, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Improved Disease Resistance
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsBoxwood (Buxus); Weigela (Weigela); Peony (Paeonia); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Coneflower (Echinacea); Black-Eyed-Susan (Rudbeckia)

Thrives in well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soils. Needs good air circulation. Water deeply, regularly in first few growing seasons to establish 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: 3-8

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