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Pocahontas Lilac

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Uniquely Rich Violet Flowers: Pocahontas Lilac

  • Blooms 2 Weeks Earlier Than French Hybrids
  • Great Windbreak
  • Violet Blooms
  • Pollinator Plant
  • Easy to Grow

Your garden space is too precious for mediocre lilac varieties. If you're looking for a top performer when it comes to bloom coloration and flower count the Pocahontas Lilac (Syringa x hyacinthiflora 'Pocahontas') is a top contender. This striking, tall, and dramatic lilac bursts with a profusion of deep violet flowers that fill the air with the enchanting scent of spring.

The Pocahontas Lilac is a stately lilac that creates a stunning display of deep purple buds that open to reveal even more opulent popping purple-colored florets. As these blooms open, you will notice that Pocahontas Lilac clusters take on an ombre of pinks and purples.

This dark beauty cannot wait to show off its uniquely hued blooms and blooms two weeks earlier than French hybrids. Its blissfully deep buds will excite you and you'll wait alongside hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies in anticipation for the Pocahontas Lilac's heavenly scent as each of its striking blooms opens.

Prepare your camera. You will want to take pictures of these winged wonders as they pause among the clusters of dripping lilacs.

Not only is this lilac known for its ample blooms that are unimaginably dark, but it also features even green foliage and a vigorous growth habit.

You will have trouble deciding if you prefer the lavished spectacle of these flowers from a distance or the intricate, heart-shaped blooms up close. Luckily, you can appreciate both. Plant your Pocahontas Lilac where you can admire it from afar and up-close.

Use it as a beautiful way to block the view of your neighbors as a screen. Or take advantage of its energetic growth habit and plant several ten feet from the back of your patio as an informal hedge. The rich hues of the Pocahontas Lilac make it a breathtaking addition as a back border, anchor planting, windbreak, or even a hardy shelterbelt.

The Pocahontas Lilac likes to dance in the sunshine and keep its feet dry with fast-draining soil. Prune yours right after the blooms fade, and if you use nitrogen fertilizer, avoid its roots.

Let the Pocahontas Lilac show you the way with its glittering, shining, sweet-smelling blooms. Order yours while we still have them in stock.

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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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100 - 129.99 29.95
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Pocahontas Lilac Is Suited to Grow in Zones 2-7
Growing Zones 2-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Syringa x hyacinthiflora 'Pocahontas'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 10 - 12 feet
Mature Spread 10 - 12 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Dark Green
Fall Color Red, Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
When To Prune After Flowering
Fragrant Yes