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Korean Lilac

Syringa pubescens subsp. patula

SKU
07197
A densely branched, upright, deciduous shrub with dark green velvety foliage in spring. Foliage develops a burgundy tint in fall. Soft lavender-pink flowers tip the branches for a lovely spring accent. Korean Lilac blooms about a week later than common lilac, extending the bloom season. Excellent for borders, screens, and hedges.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationsih-REEN-gah pew-BES-senz PAT-ew-la
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 6 to 10 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasInclude this fragrant-blooming shrub within the mixed border or at the edges where you will be sure to enjoy. Plant several as an informal hedge or screen and as a backdrop for the rest of the border.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Firescaping/Firewise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Compact Form, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsBoxwood (Buxus); Weigela (Weigela); Coneflower (Echinacea); Juniper (Juniperus); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)

Thrives in rich, neutral to slightly alkaline, well-drained soils. Needs good air circulation. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Supplement water before spring bloom, in absence of rainfall or snow melt. Fertilize in early spring. Prune promptly after flowering.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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