Madame Lemoine Lilac

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Widely regarded as one of the best white-flowering French Hybrid Lilacs, the billowy, fragrant and elegant Madame Lemoine Lilac (Syringa vulgaris 'Madame Lemoine') is sure to make you a Lilac lover as you relish the fragrant blooms! Just thinking about the heady fragrance of Lilac brings back memories, doesn't it? Nature Hills offers so many wonderful Lilac varieties, but this one is unabashedly one of our favorites!

Set the stage for a beautiful spring with the sophisticated charm of Madame Lemoine Lilac. This French Hybrid Lilac will perfume your landscape for nearly a month. Savvy garden designers rely on low-maintenance Madame Lemoine to deliver a perfectly poised presentation. Savor the sight and scent of the lavish, double spring blooms.

Enjoy butterflies, drawn to the sweet scent and nutrient-rich nectar. You'll love their bright wings "popping" against the impeccable blooms. Cut armloads of blooms for indoor containers and vases. (Call it pruning if you must. We know better!) Even a few of these enchanting, dreamy white panicles are fragrant enough to perfume a large room.

What an experience to gift yourself! Don't let another season go by without these incredible ornamental shrubs in your garden. Then, rest and relax in the summer shade. Beautiful heart-shaped leaves are densely held on these upright, multi-stemmed shrubs.

Planting and Application:

They'll work with all architectural styles, and partner beautifully with other plants. Plant one near your master bedroom window. You'll dream of paradise and Pegasus during spring bloom time with windows open wide. Use several near the carport to hide the utilitarian aspects of your landscape. Turn eyesores into assets with these easy-care flowering shrubs.

Add a few in a loose triangle on top of a raised berm in your front yard. You'll block the foot traffic from looking in your picture window. At the same time, you'll have something pretty to look at from indoors. Use one as a specimen, or several as an informal hedge. You could even grow them in large outdoor containers for many years. Never be without the fresh scent of Lilacs again.

Use them as a "friendly fence" to give you and your guests much-needed privacy. Or, line them up to create the walls of an outdoor dining room. Park a bench or bistro set against this living flowered wallpaper and relax in the shade and fragrance!

Limit your palette to white-flowering plants for a fresh, crisp look. Plant Blanc Double de Coubert Hybrid Rugosa Roses nearby to continue the theme of fragrant white blooms through fall! You'll be delighted how a backdrop of dark green Madame Lemoine Lilac foliage sets off those bold hues as a perfect backdrop for borders or accentuates the colors of an evergreen hedge.

How lucky to have a Lilac hedge. You'll never, ever regret the choice of chic Madame Lemoine Lilac!

  • Creamy-White Buds Open Pure White
  • Double Flowers Held on Long Panicles
  • Nearly a Month of Blooms with Long-Lasting Floral Display
  • Flowers are Nectar-Rich to Support Pollinators
  • Dark Green, Heart-Shaped Leaves on Multi-Stemmed Shrub
  • Showy, Easy-Breezy Style All Season
  • Deep Shade & Effective Privacy Screening All Season Long

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Lilacs are easily grown in average, medium moist, well-drained soil in full sun. Air circulation is always a good idea for Lilacs and Madame Lemoine Lilac tolerates light shade, but the best bloom is in full sun. It prefers organically rich soils with good drainage. They won't tolerate "wet feet", so elevate the roots with a raised bed or planting mound, if you need to improve drainage.

Give young Lilacs a medium amount of water on a regular basis, especially during bloom time. Once it is established, apply supplemental water in an extended drought. To help with moisture, cover the root system with around 3-4 inches of Arborist bark chips.

Prune the panicles as the flowers start to fade, and enjoy them in cut flower arrangements. Prune directly following the bloom to open up the center of the shrub to air circulation and sunlight. Rejuvenate your shrub periodically by removing the thickest, oldest stems at ground level.

Deer tend to ignore Lilacs, however, if deer populations are high and the food is limited deer may sample any plant. 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.

  • Full Sun
  • Moderate to Low Moisture Needs Once Established
  • Prefers Well-Drained Soil & Moderate Fertility
  • Extremely Cold Hardy
  • Low Maintenance & Reliable - Prune After Flowering Only
  • Deer Don't Prefer the Taste

Madame Lemoine Lilac is a bit like Audrey Hepburn. Classic, fresh and always stylish. Place your order for our high-end plant material today. Order Madame Lemoine Lilac from the Lilac-lovers at Nature Hills today. We put our heart and soul into these attractive ornamentals, and you'll be thrilled with the quality.

Frequently Asked Questions

How big does Madame Lemoine Lilac get?

Madame Lemoine Lilac can reach a mature height of 8-12 feet tall and a width of 8-10 feet in optimal conditions.

Is the Madame Lemoine Lilac any good?

The Madame Lemoine Lilac is a fantastic fragrant, white flowering French Lilac that is easy to grow and an unusual hue.

How do you take care of a Madame Lemoine Lilac?

Provide your Lilac with full sun and well-drained enriched soil that has a good layer of mulch over the soil surface. Water moderately yet consistently and fertilize with a blooming plant fertilizer at least once a year. Prune only immediately after the first flowers have faded.

Are Madame Lemoine Lilac Bushes fragrant?

Madame Lemoine Lilac carrying the distinctive Lilac scent!

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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

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
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
#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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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Madame Lemoine Lilac Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-7
Growing Zones 3-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Syringa vulgaris 'Madame Lemoine'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 8 - 12 feet
Mature Spread 8 - 10 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate Then Low
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes