Declaration Lilac

Syringa x 'Declaration'

SKU
02842
This outstanding cultivar from the U.S. National Arboretum has large, dramatic clusters of deep reddish purple, fragrant flowers and blooms 7 to 10 days earlier than common lilacs. Useful as a flowering informal screen, background shrub or specimen. A nice cut flower for a fragrant bouquet. Deciduous.
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Botanical Pronunciationsih-REEN-gah
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeEarly Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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.

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