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What's My Zone?
Zone: 3 to 7Shrub
|Blooms mid-spring to late spring|
Cultivar Notes - 'Wonderblue'
This variety is a slower grower and the branching is compact. It produces single, sky-blue flowers of good fragrance that are excellent for cutting. The small mounded shape lends itself to use in limited spaces of the landscape.
French lilacs make fine feature plants. Cut their fresh blossoms for fragrant, long-lasting flower arrangements.
Genus Notes - Syringa
Syringa is the Lilac genus, most often represented by S. vulgaris, the Common or French Lilac. Less well known but equally useful are the species Lilacs, compact and floriferous shrubs that are rarely bothered by powdery mildew. Lilacs develop their best habit and flowers when grown in full sun and prefer average to fertile soil that is neutral to slightly alkaline and well-drained. Though moderately drought tolerant, they still prefer supplemental water during very dry spells. Next year's flower buds are set shortly after blooming, so prune directly after their yearly display.