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Yankee Doodle Lilac

Syringa vulgaris 'Yankee Doodle'

Pronunciation: sih-REEN-gah vul-GAIR-iss
SKU #40694
2-8

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Mid-Spring to Summer
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 6 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Easy Care, Waterwise
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Windbreak
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Peony (Paeonia); Black-Eyed-Susan (Rudbeckia); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Boxwood (Buxus); Coneflower (Echinacea)
CARE
Care 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.

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.