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Miss Canada Lilac

Syringa x prestoniae 'Miss Canada'

Extend the lilac season with this extremely hardy, late blooming variety. Reddish buds and rosy-pink flowers appear on new spring growth after common lilac varieties. Adapts well to warmer climates. Deciduous.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, drought tolerant but requires regular moisture for best performance.


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Botanical Pronunciationsih-REEN-gah pres-TON-ee-ay
LoreThe lilac genus contains about 30 species, most of them native to eastern Asia and the Himalayas.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing to 6 to 12 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasThis late-blooming lilac has a lovely, spreading form, and is a fine addition to the mixed border in full sun. A fine background plant for green foliage in the growing season an bright color in spring. Great for breaking up a long wall or fence line. Use in foundation planting for seasonal accent. Makes a truly striking informal hedge.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Windbreak, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Extreme Cold Hardiness
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsOnce established, drought tolerant but requires regular moisture for best performance.
Companion PlantsUse an evergreen for good contrast of form and a solid backdrop to this deciduous shrub. Holmstrup Eastern Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis 'Holmstrup') or the taller Masonic Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis 'Masonic') are both good choices. Emerald Blue Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata 'Emerald Blue') is a good companion that blooms early spring.

Follow regular watering schedule during first growing season to establish deep, extensive root system. Feed before new growth emerges in spring. Increase watering before spring bloom, in absence of rainfall/snow melt. Prune after flowering.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-7

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