This outstanding lilac is blessed with a number of superior qualities! Its gracefully arching branches create a distinctive cascade of blooms, and it does it reliably each spring. The fragrant flowers are borne in amazing abundance, and the foliage is resistant to mildew, that bane of lilacs. But what sets it apart is its habit of blooming not just at the branch tips, but also from lateral buds produced up to 2 feet or more down the stems! Easy to grow in decent garden soil; once established, it needs little attention other than water during drought. Grows 10' tall and wide. Zones 3-7. Ships in 4" pot. Syringa x chinensis 'Lilac Sunday'. Full Sun.
Botanical Name: Syringa x chinensis 'Lilac Sunday'
Common Name: Lilac
Form: Deciduous woody shrub
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Height/Habit: 6 - 10'
Spread: 8 - 10'
Spacing: 8 - 10'
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 7
Flowering Date: Early to mid spring.
Shipping Season: Spring
Unique Characterstics: Gracefully arching branches create a cascade of blooms. Gorgeous panicles of tiny purple flowers bloom not only from branch tips, but also from lateral buds. Panicles can reach up to 2' long!
Flower Color: Purple
Flower Form: Small flowers appear in panicles that can reach up to 2' long.
Foliage Type: Small, ovate to lanceolate, medium to dark green leaves.
Resistance: Good resistance to pests and diseases.
Pruning: Deadhead and remove older and weaker branches. Prune after flowering, any spring pruning would remove potential blooms.
Pruning Time: After flowering.
Soil Requirement: Well-drained, humus-enriched soil.
Additional Information: Foliage is resistant to mildew, a common problem with lilacs.
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