Katherine Havemeyer Lilac
Beautiful Color, Stunning Scent: The Katherine Havemeyer Lilac
- Lovely Fragrance
- Attracts Pollinators
- Unparalleled Spring Blooms
Do you dream of the scent of lilacs wafting from your garden? Katherine Havemeyer Lilac (Syringa vulgaris 'Katherine Havemeyer') will fulfill all of your lilac dreams and then some.
This beautiful French Hybrid covers itself in abundant clusters of double, lavender-pink, fragrant flowers on dark green, disease resistant foliage. There are so many blooms that you smell her luscious classic lilac scent long before you see her in the garden.
Katherine Havemeyer has that typical wild lilac form that adds such depth and beauty to your garden. Use it as a specimen plant in a border, foundation planting, or in a perennial bed as a structural counterpoint to spring bloomers. Strong and long lived, this popular shrub is easily grown in a normal garden soil and full sun.
#ProPlantTips for Care
Lilacs are low-maintenance, easy to grow, and very hardy plants. Tackling the job of trimming, shaping, and pruning lilacs is easiest when you know how. Pruning should be done immediately after the flowers have died off. With a little pruning knowledge and how to replenish the old wood with new shoots, the shrubs can last a lifetime.
Decide on the lilac bush height: Prune fewer old stems at the top of the bush if you prefer tall bushes. Since the older stems produce flowers, trimming too many of them will cause the lilac bush to have less flowers.
Clip off the dead flowers: Spent lilac flowers are primarily located at the top of the bush.
Trim shoots near the ground: Keeping the new shoots trimmed off ensures the bush will not become overgrown and cumbersome.
Reach into the bush and clip a few larger stems: This will allow more sunlight to reach the inside stems.
Prune dead or unhealthy-looking stems: These are stems that are broken, withered and often hanging haphazardly on the tree.
Trim branches: Focus on cutting the branches that stick the farthest out from the bush and any branches that are twisted around each other. Use the saw to cut the branches if your lilac plant is older and the branches are thick.
You’ll be hard pressed to find a more stunning and fragrant bush than the Katherine Havemeyer Lilac. Order one for yourself 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
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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|Botanical Name||Syringa vulgaris 'Katherine Havemeyer'|
|Mature Height||10 - 12 feet|
|Mature Spread||8 - 10 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Flower Color||Lavender, Pink|