The Minuet Lilac (Syringa 'Minuet') is a hardy shrub with outstanding spring flowers that are highly fragrant. It would look spectacular in your yard planted as a hedge at the side of your house or as a focal point in your landscape. The Minuet is an especially prolific Lilac, so plan on snipping a few handfuls of the rich lavender panicles to fill your house with the Lilac scent of spring each year. You'll love the gradient effect of dark to light lavender from base to tip of each panicled bloom!
Plant them in rows near your house to enjoy the sweet scent of lilac wafting along on the evening breeze. There's nothing quite as breathtaking as the sight of this rounded shrub overflowing with a profusion of soft, warm purple flowers. The honeybees and butterflies, and occasional hummingbirds that pay you a visit will only add to the effect! In the fall, the forest green foliage will turn a light yellow, adding further color to your autumn landscape.
Extremely cold-hardy down to USDA growing zones 2 through 7, Minuet is very adaptable and hardy, blooming and growing reliably regardless of the chill. Staying a modest 6-8 feet in height and spreading to about 4-6 feet wide, Minuet is a fantastic specimen for even the smallest properties!
Create fragrant drifts en masse of showy spring color, rows or informal hedges and barriers along your property edges for gorgeous privacy and definition that both you and your neighbors will love! Pollinators will be buzzing around these blooms and this strong fragrance is as welcome to the pollinator garden as it is in cut flower gardens! Perennial beds are dressed up by the backdrop of beautiful green leaves, and cottage gardens benefit from this classic beauty.
Sized perfectly for foundation plantings, your view out of your windows will not be blocked, and these are wonderful in large planters around the patio! Add fragrance near seating and meditation gardens and sunny back decks. Add to protected planters around a terrace, lovely containers by your front door to welcome you home, or as tidy accents throughout any garden bed or border!
It's easy to care for and hardy in most soils and conditions. It's even tolerant of polluted urban settings. Lilacs bloom best in full sun and are easily grown in average, medium moist, well-drained soil. Provide moderate moisture consistently all growing season and mulch helps your plants stay cool and moist. Apply to a depth of three inches, then pull it away six inches from the stems. Air circulation is important for Lilacs, so find a breezy place for them to perform at their best. Fertilize in early spring and again in mid-summer with Dr. Earth Organic and All Purpose Fertilizer, following directions on the package.
Disease and deer-resistant so you'll be saved the time and trouble of dealing with costly measures to keep it safe from harm. If you live with deer in your area, apply repellent spray on planting day. Deer are hungry and curious, and you want to train them to leave your plants alone. Reapply according to the label.
The Minuet actually prefers to be left alone, so a lack of pruning will allow for even more blooms. If you do need to give your shrub a trim, follow these easy Pruning steps for the best flowering:
Prune right after the flowers are done, as Lilacs will produce next year's flowers on the new growth from this year. Snip the past flowers, then remove inward-heading branches and the thickest stems out at ground level. The goal is to let the interior of the shrub have plenty of sunlight and air circulation. Remember less is more for the Minuet Lilac!
Once your Lilac plants have been growing for about 10 years, you'll want to start a regular schedule of renewal pruning, and removal of suckers (when needed). After the blooms are fading, cut a few of the oldest, thickest branches right down to the ground each year. The younger, thinner branches remain and keep your plant vigorous and healthy.
Renewal pruning is great for your Lilac shrub. Removing the oldest growth lets the new branches take their turn. The youngest branches will produce the best bloom for you the following spring. Prune to keep an open interior to reduce the chances of powdery mildew.
Your landscape won't feel quite complete until a Lilac graces it. Order the elegant Minuet French Lilac today from NatureHills.com for you or someone special and invite some beauty and fragrance into your landscape!
A Minuet Lilac bush can obtain a mature height of 6 - 8 feet with a mature spread of 4 - 6 feet. You can easily prune them to any size or shape you need with annual trimming.
Lilacs have a medium growth rate and one might see 1 - 2 feet of new growth per year in optimal growing conditions.
Lilacs are shrub-form plants that can be pruned into small tree-form specimens if desired. They are typically sold with their lower limbs intact and have multi-stemmed/multi-trunked growth naturally.
Lilac's iconic scent lasts for a week or more after they've opened and some of the most fragrant (arguably) are the Beauty of Moscow, President Grevy, the yellow Primrose and the Sensation Lilac!
NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Minuet Lilac for sale here at NatureHills.com!
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.
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|
|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|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Syringa x prestoniae 'Minuet'|
|Mature Height||6 - 8 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 - 6 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Light-Dark Lavender|
|Pruning Time||After Flowering|