Syringa x 'Declaration'Item #2842 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 7
This outstanding cultivar from the U.S. National Arboretum has large, dramatic clusters of deep reddish purple, fragrant flowers and blooms 7 to 10 days earlier than common lilacs. Useful as a flowering informal screen, background shrub or specimen. A nice cut flower for a fragrant bouquet. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.
- DetailPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Early SpringFlower color:PurpleCompanion PlantsBoxwood (Buxus); Peony (Paeonia); Black-Eyed-Susan (Rudbeckia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus)
- 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.Pruning time: late winter or early spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.