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Wonderblue Lilac

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Cute, Compact Wonderblue Lilac Has Amazing Flowers

  • Fabulous Blue Iced Flowers
  • Fragrant Blooms
  • Perfect Size Will Stay Rounded, Small and Tidy
  • Can Be Grown in Large Containers
  • Thrives in Full Sun
  • Really Easy Care
  • Improved Disease Resistance
  • Outstanding Rounded Form

Craving Lilac scent but don't have the room for a standard size variety? Try this cute, compact semi-dwarf variety on for size. Wonderblue Lilac (Syringa vulgaris 'Wonderblue') features excellent icy lavender flowers with a clear blue overcast.

With more compact branching, Wonderblue also grows a bit slower than other varieties. It will stay tidy and pretty for you, with a well-balanced rounded growth habit.

And have you seen the unique lavender blue flowers? You'll smell their yummy scent all over the yard. No wonder Wonderblue's popularity has skyrocketed since it was introduced.

Wonderblue is a cross of Tiffany Blue' and the Rochester Lilacs. It was hybridized by the dedicated and talented Father John Fiala. Nicknamed Little Boy Blue, this variety should be used just about anywhere you have full sun.

Hummingbirds and butterflies will appreciate the nectar source, and you'll love the single sky-blue flowers which cover the plant in the late spring.

The fragrant blooms are excellent for cutting. Be sure to include these sturdy, sweet blooms in cut flower displays.

The diminutive mounded shape is perfect for today's smaller landscapes. You can even grow them in large containers on your patio or entryway. One on either side makes a memorable display flanking the doorway.

Use this plant where you can see it and smell it. Wonderblue Lilac is refined enough to take center stage.

If you see this special, small shrub in stock on our site, be ready to place your order! We sell out of the customer favorite—Wonderblue Lilac—every single year. Don't miss your chance, order now.

How to Use Wonderblue Lilac in the Landscape

A great flowering variety for all cold winter climates, Wonderblue can be used in many applications. Repeat them across the back of your mixed borders or use as compact flowering privacy screens.

You'll love taking cuttings in the spring as the flower buds start to swell. Enjoy the fragrant burst of these astounding flowers in beautiful homegrown floral arrangements.

Because Wonderblue Lilac is very showy, it makes a wonderful specimen plant. Try it near the patio, garage door or include it in foundation plantings.

This variety has been called the Best Lilac for Containers. Decorate your patio or porch with a sophisticated series of matching containers. Or mix it up with a fun and funky collection of individual pots for a personal touch.

You'll love this small shrub. Wonderblue Lilac is long on charm and delivers high impact performance!

#ProPlantTips for Care

Water your Wonderblue Lilac regularly, but do not overwater. It requires good soil drainage, so if you see puddles that remain long after a rainfall, mound up when planting. Bring additional soil in and heap it up 18 high. You'll plant directly in that mound.

It loves sun, sun, sun! Wonderblue can take a place in all day sun. However, it will tolerate a few hours of afternoon shade and still flower. Flower production is best in a planting site that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day.

Morning sun is best for drying the leaves. Wonderblue's foliage does show improved resistance to powdery mildew, but why take chances?

Air circulation is also important for Lilacs to perform at their best. When planting, please avoid low spots or heavily enclosed locations that trap airflow. Far better to find a place where the breezes can blow all the way through the branches.

Fertilize in early spring and again in mid-summer with Dr. Earth Organic and All Purpose Fertilizer, following directions on the package.

Give your plants an annual layer of mulch. It's best to completely cover the root system with a 3 inch mulch layer. Spread it out to 3 to 4 feet from the center of the plant. As a final step, be sure to pull the mulch away from the main stems by at least 2 inches to give it air circulation.

You can easily maintain Wonderblue Lilac to any size. It will flower on old wood, so get out there just as soon as the flowers fade. Don't wait any longer, or you'll risk missing out on next year's blooms.

To rejuvenate older plants, you can take out several of the oldest, thickest stems by cutting them off at ground level. This will promote new growth from the base of the plant, which will flower beautifully for you.

Don't miss this special plant in your yard. Order your Wonderblue Lilacs 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
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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Wonderblue Lilac Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-7
Growing Zones 3-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Syringa vulgaris 'Wonderblue'
Mature Height 3 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Blue, Purple
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes