Violet Uprising™ Lilac

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Outstanding Foot-Long Blooms Violet Uprising™ Lilac

  • Huge Blooms Grow Vertically
  • 12-Inch Long Flower Trusses Make an Enormous Visual Impact
  • Very Fragrant Lavender Blooms
  • Rich Purple Fall Color
  • Perfect Compact Size for Modern Lots
  • Great Form Looks Clean and Tidy
  • Perfect for Flowering Hedges, or "Living Walls"
  • Nectar Food Source for Butterflies and Hummingbirds
  • Extremely Cold Hardy
  • Resistant to Powdery Mildew

Sometimes you need a lot of "Flower Power" to make a big statement in your yard. One of the very best flowering shrubs to achieve this is the lush Violet Uprising™ Lilac (Syringa patula 'JN Upright Select'). This compact shrub produces amazing, foot-long flower trusses.

The flower trusses are held almost straight up and down and are held well above the leaves. People will notice these enormous blooms, for sure!

Of course, they smell amazing, too. There is just nothing like the scent of homegrown Lilac in the garden.

This gorgeous selection was found from a sport of Miss Kim Lilac. If you like Lilacs, you will love Violet Uprising.

After all, you'll get 12-inch long, violet, fragrant flowers in spring. In summer, you'll appreciate the tidy, high performance, compact landscape shrub for screening.

This is no "wimpy" Lilac. It brings an energetic flair to your plantings, with strongly erect branching.

And did we mention that this Lilac has fall color? Yes, you read that correctly.

This is a very desirable variety that actually displays rich, purple foliage color once the nights start getting colder. It does very well in extreme cold, too.

Order Violet Uprising Lilac from the expert growers at Nature Hills. Please...hurry as we are bound to sell out of our crop quickly. Don't miss your chance to grow these special Lilacs.

How to Use Violet Uprising™ Lilac in the Landscape

Even if your yard is the size of a postage-stamp, you can include these. These hard-working smaller shrubs give you value in all four seasons.

Cut the amazing blooms for use in your springtime cut flower arrangements. Add a single shrub in a high-traffic area, or plant two flanking either side of your doorway.

Create a low hedge for an added boost of pretty privacy along the length of your patio seating. Try a longer row in the side yard along your property line as a "friendly fence."

The fall color will have people driving by doing a double take. These are not your Grandma's Lilacs!

Try them as a snow fence along the length of your driveway. Even in winter, the erect branching gives you visual interest.

Of course, you can also repeat their use throughout your mixed shrub border. Make room for these plants!

#ProPlantTips for Care

Lilacs need full sun to produce those incredible, erect blooms. Ensure they receive at least six hours of direct sunlight a day.

Grow them in well-drained soils for best results. It's a good idea to create a mulched flower bed for your new shrubs. They love a three-inch layer of mulch over their root systems.

Take care when applying lawn fertilizers nearby. These high nitrogen formulas are designed to produce lots of green leaves and growth, but not flowers.

You can apply a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer for blooming plants in early spring. Always follow directions on the label.

Give Lilacs a medium amount of water on a regular basis. They are durable, but will do best with an even schedule of water, especially in times of drought.

The perfect time to prune is right after the flowers finish blooming in spring or early summer. Plan to prune right after the flowers finish, so you won't disturb next year's flowers.

Remember that the blooms form in the new growth that happens after the flowers are done. Time your pruning job correctly. Get outside right after the flowers are finished. Snip the past blooms, and correct for shape at this time.

It's a good idea to plan a schedule of renewal pruning. This easy practice keeps your plants young and flowering beautifully.

Once the shrubs are about five years old, cut a few of the oldest, thickest stems right down to the ground every other year in spring. Leave the younger thinner stems in place to produce flowers.

Lilacs are very hardy. They respond very well to both renewal pruning and light pruning to remove the spent blooms.

Don't miss this very exciting variety. Violet Uprising Lilac is enchanting, no matter where you use it. Order yours today and 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

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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Violet Uprising™ Lilac Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Syringa patula 'JN Upright Select'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 4 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes