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Cultural Details for Syringa x persica

Common Name:
Persian Lilac

Growth Rate:
Fast

Average Mature Height:
4-8'

Average Mature Width:
5-10'

Flower Details:
Profuse fragrant, pale lilac flowers on 2-3" long and wide panicles, mid-May.

Fruit Details:

Fall Color:

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Very susceptible to powdery mildew

Native Habitat:
Zones 3-7

Other Features:
Smaller lilac, good for borders, graceful with upright, arching branches; more heat tolerant than Common Lilac

Culture and Care:
Sun to partial shade, well-drained soil

This plant was blooming:
4/19/2010 - 5/10/2010

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 117

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu