Late lilac (Syringa villosa)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Late lilac
Late lilac Late lilac
Late lilac (Syringa villosa)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 3b
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
upright, rounded, dense, non-suckering form; 6-10’ tall and wide; slow grower; coarse texture; no fall color; showy, light, rosy-pink, slightly fragrant flowers in early to mid June; 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; native to China; hardy to zone 3b

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

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