Chinese Lilac

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Charming Fragrant Hardy & Refined Chinese Lilac!

  • Large Clusters of Lilac-Pink Blooms!
  • Soft Medium - Deep Green Foliage
  • Shrubby Compact & Mid-Sized
  • Easy Care & Low Maintenance
  • Sweet Traditional Lilac Fragrance
  • Shines in Full Sun
  • Attracts Butterflies & Hummingbirds
  • Privacy, Hedge & Windbreak
  • Rarely Bothered by Deer & Rabbits
  • Great Cold Hardiness & Easy Care!
  • Mid-Season Blooms
  • Firescaping & Xeriscaping

Mid-sized and mid-season charmer! Chinese Lilac (Syringa chinensis) features dreamy clusters of showy lilac-pink blooms that are oh-so fragrant!

Highlighted by the medium to dark-green foliage, Chinese Lilac features a polished, rounded-shape and multi-stemmed form, with arching branches all growing season long!

Deciduous shrubs, these Lilac are cold hardy and very adaptable additions to beautify the landscape!

Use the 4-5" long panicles of pale purple flowers to fill your vases! Plus the profuse bloomer draws pollinators galore!

No landscape seems complete without one of these versatile and well-known shrubs!

How to Use Chinese Lilac In The Landscape

Traditional hedge and specimen plants, Lilac's fragrance and early spring beauty fill the garden with their delightful presence everywhere! Create living fences and privacy screens that your neighbors won't mind being hidden behind!

Cottage garden anchors, or accenting your foundation plantings, Chinese Lilac will have a substantial hefty, compact form that doesn't become leggy or sparse. The dense growth makes Lilacs fantastic windbreaks and shelterbelts!

Highlight your property's perimeter or divide your front from the back yard with a living wall. Create lavish 'Outdoor Rooms' that whisk the world away and allow you to relax in tranquility.

Add these soothing plants around your terraces and patio retreats to unwind the nerves and quiet the mind with sound, texture, color, scent, motion and privacy!

Long after the spring blooms are spent, the lush green is a fitting backdrop for your summer blooming perennials and rose beds. Pollinator gardens are grateful for the addition of these nectar-rich resources for your hummingbirds, bees and butterflies!

Intersperse among your mixed-shrub borders or create your own Lilac garden! Blooming in May, plant with other earlier and later blooming varieties for an extended spring and early summer of delicious Lilac scents!

Don't forget to bring those gorgeous blooms indoors too! Long-lasting sweetness fills your vases and bouquets so you can enjoy Chinese Lilac indoors and out!

#ProPlantTips For Care

Lilacs are synonymous with cold resistance! Hardy in growing zones 3 - 7, Chinese Lilac does love the full sun! These can tolerate some shade but you'll be sacrificing blooms.

Not particular on soil type, any rich well-drained soil is best, preferring slightly alkaline soils. Amend with compost and add organic, slow-release blooming shrub fertilizer in spring.

Be sure Lilac does not sit in water, nor dry out for too long to protect your investment, however, Chinese Lilac is a lower water usage shrub, making it perfect for Fire-wise landscaping and Xeriscaping!

A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill. Water well through the crucial establishment period and during extended drought.

Be sure to not cluster Lilac too tightly among other large trees or shrubs. While Chinese Lilac does exhibit better resistance to powdery mildew, good air circulation is a must! Chinese Lilac does also has higher pest and disease resistance.

It is important not to prune Lilacs until after they have finished blooming, wait too long and you may remove next year's flowers! Every few years, Lilac benefit from a renewal pruning too.

Lush greenery, fragrant rosy-lilac flowers and fantastic hardiness, Chinese Lilac is a great addition to your landscape design, so call Nature Hills to order yours today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Chinese Lilac Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-7
Growing Zones 3-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Syringa chinensis
Mature Height 6 - 12 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 12 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Adaptable
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Lavender Pink
Foliage Light Green
Foliage Color Fragrant
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly No
Fruiting Time Fruit Size - ½ Inch - 1 Inch