Purple Glory Lilac

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Enjoy the early and amazing blooms and alluring fragrance of the Purple Glory Lilac (Syringa X hyacinthiflora 'Purple Glory')! The deep-purple flowers appear on this precocious variety at a young age and a full 2 weeks before French Hybrid Lilacs in the early spring season!

You will anticipate the lovely fragrance, which fills the air around the early blooms of the Purple Glory Lilac! It will be one of the first smells drawing you out of the house after a long winter. Every honeybee and butterfly will be drawn in as well!

This Lilac variety is a prolific bloomer, producing large, fragrant flowers which almost seem to be created specifically for use as a cut flower. Fill a vase full of blooms to add a lovely smell throughout your house at the start of each spring!

With dense, green foliage, the Purple Glory Lilac reaches a mature height of 6-8 feet tall, with a 5-6 foot spread. Holding that handsome green hue until fall, when these leaves turn a unique shade of burgundy in the autumn! Can your standard Lilac do that? You'll enjoy double the color throughout all three growing seasons!

Plant the Purple Glory Lilac throughout the country, in growing zones 3-8. It's widely adaptable! Not only surviving chilly winters in USDA zone 3 but also sporting a lower chill hour need so it also blooms just as prolifically in zone 8! Deer and pests seem to not bother these shrubs much either!

Planting and Application:

The smaller size makes this variety a great choice for an informal Lilac hedge that has so many uses! Try a row along your property line for a friendly fence your neighbors won't mind being screened out by. Or a solid row or mixed-shrub border of flowering plants that act as backdrops to Rose, Perennial or cut flower gardens. Or start collecting other early-blooming, mid-season, or late-flowering Lilac varieties for blooms all spring long!

The deep dramatic color of Purple Glory begs to be utilized as an incredible, head-turning solitary specimen plant! Going with reds, blues, white and dark foliaged plants, these are gorgeous additions to any garden!

Highlight it further by planting in a raised berm in your front lawn or as an anchor to soften and finish the end of your home's foundation planting! You'll love the pop of early spring color this variety provides!

Create groupings for wildlife and bird-friendly habitat while also providing your seating areas an element of fragrant and ornamental privacy! Perfume poolside plantings or that garden bench at the end of a winding path for a delightful retreat!

Any garden becomes a hummingbird and pollinator garden with the inclusion of a Lilac! You'll be providing essential nectar and pollen resources for your local wildlife!

  • Early Spring Flowers!
  • Dark Purple Flowered Hybrid
  • Fragrant Flowers for Your Garden or Table
  • Super Hardy Hybrid Blooms 2 Weeks Before the French Hybrids
  • Clean, Dark Green Foliage Turns Burgundy In Fall
  • Hedge, Specimen, Cut Flowers, Early Color & Privacy

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Purple Glory Lilac is widely adaptable to different soil types and prefers full sun exposure for the best growth and blooms. Lilacs are synonymous with easy-care and cold resistance and it also loves the full sun! Not particular on soil type, any rich well-drained soil is best, preferring slightly alkaline soils. Enrich with compost and add organic, slow-release blooming shrub fertilizer in spring. Be sure Lilac does not sit in water, nor dry out for too long to protect your investment.

A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill. Water well through the crucial establishment period and during extended drought. Be sure to not cluster Lilac too tightly among other large trees or shrubs.

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.

Don't miss a single bloom! Follow these easy Pruning steps for the best flowering. It is important not to prune Lilacs until after they have finished blooming, because if you wait too long and you may remove next year's flowers! Every few years, Lilac benefits from a renewal pruning too.

  • Loves Full Sun
  • Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Moderate Moisture & Mulched Beds
  • Long-Lived & Low Maintenance
  • Rarely Bothered by Deer
  • Great Cold Hardiness & Heat Tolerance
  • Blooms in Zone 8!

Own one of the earliest blooming Lilacs in your neighborhood by ordering the Purple Glory Lilac today! NatureHills.com will ship these fantastic ornamental flowering shrubs to your doorstep at the correct planting time, so hurry and reserve yours today!

Frequently Asked Questions

How big do Purple Glory Lilacs get?

The Purple Glory Lilac can obtain a mature height of 6-8 feet and have a slightly smaller spread.

How fast do Lilacs grow?

Lilacs have a medium growth rate and one might see 1 - 2 feet of new growth per year in optimal growing conditions.

Are Lilacs a tree or a bush?

Lilacs are shrub-form plants that can be pruned into small tree-form specimens if desired.

Which is the most fragrant Lilac?

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!

What shipping options do you offer?

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 Purple Glory Lilac for sale here at NatureHills.com!

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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.

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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
#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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Purple Glory Lilac Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Syringa x hyacinthiflora 'Purple Glory'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 6 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Deep Purple
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes