Old Glory Lilac
Old Glory Lilac
Syringa x 'Old Glory'Item #4219 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8
An exciting, new release from the United States National Arboretum, this exceptional lilac grows well even in the heat and humidity of the Mid-Atlantic and southern areas. Abundant, fragrant, purple-blue flowers are displayed on a rounded form, with tough, disease tolerant foliage specifically bred to resist mildew. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Reaches 8 to 11 ft. tall, 10 to 12 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:si-RING-gaPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousAverage landscape size:Reaches 8 to 11 ft. tall, 10 to 12 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:PurpleCompanion PlantsBoxwood (Buxus); Weigela (Weigela); Coneflower (Echinacea); Juniper (Juniperus); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)
- CareCare InformationThrives 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.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:'Old Glory' is a selection from a controlled hybridization between Syringa 'Sweet Charity' and Syringa x hyacinthiflora 'Pochohontas, made by Don Egolf in 1978 and released in march 2006. Thoroughly tested throughout most of the eastern United States from Alabama and Mississippi in the south and north to Michigan, Minnesota and Massachusetts. This cultivar has good tolerance to Cercospora blight and Pseudomonas syringae in warmer climates where these two diseases are a problem. A product of the U.S. National Arboretum, which is leading institution in the United States conducting long-term hybridization, testing and evaluation of trees and shrubs. Over 650 named cultivars have been released by the Arboretum to the ornamental nursery and floral industries. (NA 62974; PI641803)
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