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Yankee Doodle Lilac

Syringa vulgaris 'Yankee Doodle'

SKU
40694
One of the darkest purple lilacs with showy clusters of fragrant, dark purple florets that appear in mid-spring. Excellent for cut flower arrangements. Very hardy. Plant near a window or along walkways where fragrance can be enjoyed, or in mixed shrub borders or mass plantings with other lilacs. Deciduous.
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Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationsih-REEN-gah vul-GAIR-iss
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 6 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeMid-Spring to Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Windbreak
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsPeony (Paeonia); Black-Eyed-Susan (Rudbeckia); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Boxwood (Buxus); Coneflower (Echinacea)

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: 2-8

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