Miss Canada Lilac
Syringa x prestoniae 'Miss Canada'
Full sun, Partial sun
Once established, drought tolerant but requires regular moisture for best performance.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||sih-REEN-gah pres-TON-ee-ay|
|Lore||The lilac genus contains about 30 species, most of them native to eastern Asia and the Himalayas.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing to 6 to 12 ft. tall and wide.|
|Design Ideas||This 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Windbreak, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Extreme Cold Hardiness|
|Watering Needs||Once established, drought tolerant but requires regular moisture for best performance.|
|Companion Plants||Use 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 Arborviate (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