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)
Plant Height: 4-6 feet
Plant Spread: 4-6 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: Lavender
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Guardian plant
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Stolons and runners
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Bees
Containers: Not suitable for containers

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Common names
  • Common Lilac
  • French Lilac
  • Lilac
Also sold as:
  • Wedgewood Blue

Comments:
  • Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on May 6, 2013 9:48 AM concerning plant:
    I've had this plant for 4 years now. This is the first year it will be blooming. It blooms only on "old wood", so a new baby plant will take a long time to develop the "old wood" in order to bloom. It also requires a lot more moisture than other lilacs.

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