Chinese lilac (Syringa x chinensis)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Chinese lilac
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Chinese lilac (Syringa x chinensis)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 4a
Mature Height Mature Height
8 to 12 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
8 to 12 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Moderate
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Moist soil, well drained
Fall Color Fall Color
Dull
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
No
Flower Flower
Ornamental
Fruit Fruit
Insignificant
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
No
Additional Information Additional Information
hybrid; upright, wide-spreading, non-suckering shrub; 8-12’ tall and wide; blue-green leaves; no fall color; showy, purplish-lilac, fragrant flowers in early May; full sun; adaptable to most soils and pH, prefers a moist, well-drained soil; urban tolerant; susceptible to powdery mildew, verticillium wilt, and lilac borer; do not shear; hardy to zone 4a

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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