Lilac (Syringa vulgaris 'Dappled Dawn') in the Lilacs Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
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 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Plant Height: 8-10'
Plant Spread: 6-8'
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: Blue
Lavender
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Bees
Containers: Not suitable for containers

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Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Feb 19, 2013 11:48 AM

Needs partial / dappled shade for the variegated leaf color. Full sun will cause the leaves to turn solid green. Not as vigorous a grower as some other lilacs, but comes back year after year. Kinda stingy on blooms, scent not as strong. Recommended only as a small oddball plant, not as a centerpiece lilac.

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

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