Chinese Lilac

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The Chinese Lilac, Syringa Chinensis, is a large round-headed shrub that can be used as a single specimen or as a background border or screening planting. It produces an excellent floral display in early May. The flower color is lilac purple. Flowers are produced in 4-5" long panicles after the foliage emerges. It is a profuse bloomer with fragrant flowers covering much of the plant. It makes an attractive unsheared hedge.

Lilacs prefer a rich well drained soil. Although they will grow in light shade, they will develop a more dense plant habit and flower much better when grown in full sun. Renewal pruning to remove a few older canes each year will help keep the plant full to the base. Prune after flowering for best landscape effect.


Chinese Lilac Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-7
Growing Zones 3-7
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Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Syringa chinensis
Foliage Light Green
Mature Height 6 - 12 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 12 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Purple
Fall Color Yellow