Early flowering lilac (Syringa x hyacinthiflora)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Early flowering lilac
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Early flowering lilac (Syringa x hyacinthiflora)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 3b
Mature Height Mature Height
7 to 12 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
8 to 10 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Moist soil, well drained
Fall Color Fall Color
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Flower Flower
Fruit Fruit
Evergreen Evergreen
Native to WI Native to WI
Additional Information Additional Information
hybrid; upright, wide-spreading, suckering shrub; 7-12’ tall; 8-10’ wide; coarse texture; no fall color to reddish-purple; many cultivars; showy, white, violet, purple, magenta, lilac, blue, or pink, fragrant flowers in early May; full sun; adaptable to most soils and pH, prefers a moist, well-drained soil; urban tolerant; resistant to powdery mildew; susceptible to verticillium wilt and lilac borer; do not shear; hardy to zone 3b

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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