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Syringa vulgaris Katherine Havemeyer (French Hybrid Common Lilac)

This large deciduous shrub features clusters of panicles covered in small, deep purple flower buds that open to reveal sweetly fragrant, double flowers in varying shades of lavender, purple, and pink, and foliage of bright green, ovate-elliptic leaves. Slow growth rate.

Blooms late spring
8-10 ft tall x 8-10 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Deer resistant


Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture