Preston lilac (Syringa x prestoniae)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Preston lilac
Preston lilac
Preston lilac (Syringa x prestoniae)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 3a
Mature Height Mature Height
6 to 10 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
6 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; stiff, upright, rounded, dense, suckering form; 6-10’ tall and wide; moderate to fast grower; coarse texture; no fall color; many cultivars; showy, white, magenta, pink, violet, purple, blue, or lilac, fragrant flowers in late spring; full sun; adaptable to most soils and pH, prefers a moist, well-drained soil; urban tolerant; susceptible to lilac decline disease, verticillium wilt, and lilac borer; do not shear; hardy to zone 3a

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Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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