General Plant Information (Edit)
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 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 6 to 10 feet
Plant Spread: 6 to 10 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Inflorescence Height: 4 to 8 inches long
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Monoecious

Common names
  • Late Lilac
  • Villous Lilac
  • Lilac

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Location: Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2012-05-04
flowers and foliage
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Apr 25, 2020 10:24 AM concerning plant:
    The Late Lilac is native to China. The leaves are of a lighter green colour than most lilacs and get to 7 inches long by 2.5 inches wide and are not as sharp pointed, sort of round pointed. It does flower later than most other lilacs being of late May and early June and it actually blooms on the currant season's growth rather than last season's growth like most other lilacs and shrubs. I infrequently come across some of either this species or its hybrid of the Preston Lilac (S. x prestoniae), but I can't really tell. I think most are actually the Preston hybrid species that has many cultivars as 'James MacFarlane' and 'Donald Wyman.'
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