Lilacs - Knowledgebase Question

San Gabriel, CA
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Question by vbellezzo
April 2, 2003
What variety of lilacs can I grown in my area. I live in San Gabriel. My mother would also like to grow them and she lives in Woodland Hills. Also when is a good time to plant them and how long is their blooming season?

Looking forward to your response.

Answer from NGA
April 2, 2003
Most lilacs require a pronounced winter chill in order to produce their lovely spring blooms, but Syringa vulgaris 'Lavender Lady' was developed for your mild winter climate and will perform well in your garden. Spring or fall are traditionally the best times to plant or transplant trees and shrubs. Temperatures are cool at these times and rainfall usually abundant, both of which will help new plants become quickly established. Blossoms last only a few weeks, but their vibrant color and wonderful fragrance make them memorable.

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