Scentara® Double Blue Lilac

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Incredible Fragrance Scentara® Double Blue Lilac

  • Highly Scented Lilac Hybrid
  • Lavish Double Blooms Have the Most Enchanting Fragrance
  • Large Purple Buds Open to Double Blue Florets
  • Plenty of Petals Look Lush
  • Live Large
  • Upright, Compact Form Looks Attractive All Year-Long
  • Can Be Grown in Huge Outdoor Containers for Years
  • Welcome Purple Fall Color, Rare for Lilacs
  • Displays Excellent Disease Resistance
  • Outrageously Cold Hardy
  • Long-Lived and Easy Care

Memories live in fragrance, they say. So many of our customers have shared fond memories of special moments when the Lilacs were in bloom.

That's why we have cultivated such an extensive collection to share with you! If you adore the exhilarating scent of Lilacs, you'll want to find room for this extraordinarily fragrant variety.

Cool-toned Scentara® Double Blue Lilac (Syringa x hyacinthiflora 'SMNSHBBL' PP29,801) is a super-hardy hybrid cultivar with excellent fragrance. In spring, its covered in clusters of purple buds that open into fully double blue flowers.

Enjoy both their sight and scent! These space-saving plants work well even in smaller lots.

Grow them in the ground, or place the as terrific "Thrillers" in oversized modern containers. These shrubs can handle arctic cold, and can be kept outside all winter.

Scentara® Double Blue Lilac is going to change the way you look at Lilacs...or at least change the way you smell them!

This is the most fragrant introduction by Proven Winners®. Cut a few of these big, classic Lilac panicles in shades of lavender-blue for indoor arrangements to perfume your home.

This new go-to Lilac easily handles temps down to -50 degrees, so it is great in cold-winter zones. Grow them up along the border of Canada. Use them on the windy side of a lake house.

Not only will you enjoy the flowers and fragrance, but you'll also be treated to a fall color display when the heart-shaped leaves burnish with a purple overcast. Not many Lilacs can offer you that!

Lilacs are one of nature's long-lived wonder plants. Butterflies, hummingbirds and beneficial pollinators cherish the nectar-rich flowers. But deer tend to leave it alone.

Act quickly to place your order, because this superior selection is extremely popular. Add Scentara® Double Blue Lilac to your collection now and we'll ship it when the time is right to plant in your order.

How to Use Scentara® Double Blue Lilac in the Landscape

With a lovely shape and the fantastic double florets in spring, Scentara® is a good choice to anchor foundation plantings. Plant 10 - 15 feet out from the corner of your home, and expand your mulched bed to include it.

It is a great specimen plant when highlighted on its own merits, but it also partners well in a mixed shrub border along your back fence. After the cool purple blooms are passed, you'll have attractive green foliage all summer and rich purple tones for fall.

Use a long row of these fragrant Lilacs to define your property line in a very "friendly fence". Add plenty and you'll create a useful cutting garden and privacy screen all in one.

Plant them five feet apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next. Stagger a double row for the fastest results.

Why not jazz up the sunny side of existing windbreaks and shelterbelts with these cold tolerant Lilacs? You'll love their color, scent and the easy-breezy fluttering foliage that catches the wind.

Use them along a wide driveway—angled against the prevailing wind—to help catch snow before it hits the pavement. In bloom, you'll have a very welcome homecoming.

This same idea can be used at a corner near your garage. A single specimen helps ground your home to the surrounding property, and you'll love their fragrant charm.

Carve out a special spot to read in a sunny side yard, shielded from view with a Scentara or two. You'll relish "me time" in a secluded, private destination spot in your own yard.

Even renters can accomplish this trick. Plant Scentara in a big resin pot and grow it on your balcony for a blissful retreat. Enjoy!

#ProPlantTips for Care

Lilacs need full sun, with at least six hours of direct sun a day. Limb up mature trees to provide more sunshine, if desired.

Give it well-drained soil, too. They will not tolerate "wet feet", so elevate your planting site if needed in a raised bed.

Scentara® Double Blue Lilac blooms on old wood. Prune right after the flowers are done, so you do not remove next year's flowers. No one needs that kind of preventable tragedy!

Water a medium amount on a consistent basis for best results. These durable plants are tough, but we recommend you protect your investment with regular water; especially for container-grown plants.

Apply mulch over the roots. Pull mulch back from touching the stems directly, give at least six inches of air circulation.

If you are growing in a lawn setting, please ensure that you keep the lawn fertilizers away from this plant. These are high-nitrogen formulas, and will reduce the amount of showy flowers you get to enjoy. Stick with a fertilizer formulated for flowering plants.

Create many happy new memories with your own stand of Scentara® Double Blue Lilac. Order today, and please hurry. We'll sell out quickly.

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
#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 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Scentara® Double Blue Lilac Is Suited to Grow in Zones 2-8
Growing Zones 2-8
More Information
Brand Proven Winners ColorChoice
Botanical Name Syringa x hyacinthiflora 'SMNSHBBL'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 6 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 8 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Blue, Purple
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes