Lilac (Syringa x prestoniae) in the Lilacs Database

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Plant Habit: Shrub
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)
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on old wood
Flower Time: Spring
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies

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April Plants for Honey BeesApril Plants for Honey Bees
April 3, 2012

April is here and beekeepers will be kept busy trying to keep up with their bees' need for extra room to store the bounty collected from the blossoms they visited. April also marks the start of swarm season, so beekeepers will be keeping an eye out for swarms to catch; or they'll be trying to keep them from swarming by making splits.

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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Mar 23, 2012 2:30 PM

Honey bees get nectar and pollen from this plant.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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What species is this? 34 (Binomial name please) by NightCrow Jun 21, 2018 7:34 PM 14
Shrub from Planet X by frankrichards16 Jun 15, 2018 6:24 AM 3
Syringa prestoniae Handel by csandt May 13, 2018 6:06 PM 1
Favourites just for the scent alone. by Handed May 30, 2018 8:22 AM 239

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