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Sensation Lilac

Syringa vulgaris 'Sensation'

SKU
07216
An outstanding lilac noted for its large trusses of purple-red florets edged in white. A mid-season bloomer that typically flowers in mid-May. Branches are erect and open with rich green foliage. Use to create a beautiful spring flowering hedge, screen, or accent. Deciduous.
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Botanical Pronunciationsih-REEN-gah vul-GAIR-iss
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 10 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasThe intriguing two-tone flowers of this lilac make it a shrub you will want within reach. A lovely perfume only adds to its charm. Plant it at one end of a border or on its own against a wall.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Firescaping/Firewise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsBoxwood (Buxus); Peony (Paeonia); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-7

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