Type of Lilac - Knowledgebase Question

Fairfield, CT
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Question by razeman
May 8, 1999
I recently purchased a lilac called Syringa meyeri - but have not been able to find any information on this particular type of lilac. Could you help?

Answer from NGA
May 8, 1999
Meyer Lilac is native to China and was introduced here in 1908. It is compact in growth habit, reaching 5'-8' in height and 7'-10' in width. The new leaves have a purplish margin, turning dark green as they mature. It flowers prolifically and early, producing 4" long, 2 1/2" wide clusters of blooms in a violet-purple color. Meyer Lilac is usually grown as a shrub because of its dense, compact growing habit.

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