Lilac - Persian
The Persian Lilac, Syringa x persica, is a spreading, graceful shrub with arching branches, reaching 4 to 8 feet in height, 5 to 10 feet spread. This deciduous shrub has dark green foliage.
This plant was introduced in 1614 and it still enjoys a spot in multitudes of settings. It is hardy and beautiful!
Your nose will pick up the fragrant flowers from around the corner of your home! The Persian lilac blooms in late spring. The flowers are pale pink and are produced on 2 to 3 inch long panicles.
The Persian lilac is a reasonably compact lilac and it will fit into a smaller garden, and shrub border. This lilac is a fast grower. This plant flowers on old wood, so if you need to prune, wait until is finished flowering.
This plant is attractive to butterflies. It is not attractive to deer! Deer seem to avoid this plant when it is found in the landscape!
For a carefree, free flowering shrub, you can’t do better than the Persian Lilac!
|Family||Syringa x persica|
|Mature Height||4 - 8 feet|
|Mature Spread||5 - 10 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun - Partial Sun|
|Flower Color||Lavender, Pink and White|
|Fall Color||Yellow, Green|