• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 10 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Fragrant Spring Flowers
    Blooms:
    Early Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:si-RING-ga hi-a-SIN-thi-floh-ra
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 12, 14 - 16, 18 - 22
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 10 ft. tall and wide.
    Special features:Easy Care
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Early Spring
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Design IdeasHere is an early blooming lilac to include in the sunny mixed border or as an informal hedge. The fragrant flowers are a wonderful addition to indoor arrangements, so be sure to plant it where you can reach the branches.
    Companion PlantsBoxwood (Buxus); Weigela (Weigela); Coneflower (Echinacea);Mock Orange (Philadelphus); Peony (Paeonia); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    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.Pruning time: spring after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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