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Cultural Details for Syringa vulgaris 'Lavender Lady'

Common Name:
Lavender Lady Common Lilac

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:
8-15', occasionally to 20'

Average Mature Width:
6-12', occasionally to 15'

Flower Details:
Borne in 4-8" long terminal clusters of showy, lavender-purple flowers, very fragrant early- to mid-May.

Fruit Details:
Beaded capsules in long panicles, should be removed

Fall Color:
Poor fall color

Bark Details:
Small raised lenticels, leaf scars raised, light gray with solid white pith

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Aphids, scales, leaf blight, leaf spot; powdery mildew a problem in shady areas or poor air movement

Native Habitat:
Developed in CA for good flower production in the mild winter climate

Other Features:
Heat tolerant. Blooms reliably in mild winter chill. Species is a frequently used and nostalgic shrub, for instance reminding one of Grandmother's garden.

Culture and Care:
Neutral soil with peat or leaf mold; cut flowers as soon as they fade. Zones 3-7.

This plant was blooming:
4/14/2010 - 4/19/2010
4/15/2005 - 5/6/2005

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.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.