Hybrid Lilac (Syringa 'Mount Baker') in the Lilacs Database

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 10-12 feet
Plant Spread: 10-12 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Stolons and runners
Containers: Not suitable for containers

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Location: IowaDate: 2018-05-08
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Location: IowaDate: 2018-05-08
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Location: Denver Metro, CODate: 2012-04-02Promise of flowers! The whole plant.
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Location: Denver Metro, CODate: 2012-04-02Promise of flowers!
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Location: Denver Metro CODate: 2012-04-14Entire plant in bloom
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Location: Denver Metro CODate: 2013-05-28shows both blooms from this year & seeds from last year.
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Location: Denver Metro CODate: 2014-04-18Taken at Tagawa Nursery
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Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Apr 14, 2014 12:37 PM

One of the first lilacs to bud out. The white blooms almost glow. Smells wonderful! More of a compact bush than the common purple lilac. Tolerates horrible sandy soil, xeric conditions, and full sun. Does not get sunscald in the winter.

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Anyone want to send me some rain? by Skiekitty Jul 14, 2011 5:27 PM 106

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