A favorite of northern gardeners, the Old-Fashioned Lilac is sure to delight your senses with its fragrance and lilac-purple flower panicles. Also called the common lilac, this flowering shrub grows 8-15 ft. tall with a 6-12 ft. spread. When it blooms in mid to late spring, its flower panicles perfume the air and attract butterflies and hummingbirds. You'll want to cut a few flower panicles and bring them indoors for fresh flower arrangements. While a beautiful specimen plant, the Old-Fashioned Jumbo Lilac also is impressive when planted in small groups, as a flowering hedge or privacy screen or in shrub borders. While low maintenance, it needs good air circulation and well-drained soil. Deer tend to pass it by. Grow in full sun to partial shade. Zones 3-7.
Sun Exposure:Full Sun
Height/Habit:8 - 16 feet
Spread:6 - 12 feet
Spacing:6 - 12 feet
Flowering Date:Mid-Late Spring
Flower Form:8" panicles
Foliage Type:Deciduous ovate leaves
Pruning:Prune center of plant to improve air flow
Watering Requirement:Low to Average
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR VI
When will my order ship?
Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below: