Lilacs are an ephemeral gift from the Gods. Their beauty and captivating floral aroma is made all the sweeter by their brief cameo on the spring stage. But what if you could experience them longer? Discover the Late Lilac (Syringa villosa), a fantastic choice for extending the joy of these beloved blooms well into early summer.

What You Need To Know:

  • Appearance: Upright shrub with large, slightly coarse leaves and fragrant, rosy-pink flowers that fade to white.
  • Size:
    • Height: Approximately 8-10 feet tall.
    • Spread: 6-8 feet wide.
  • Growth Rate: 1-2 feet per year after establishment.
  • Lifespan: With proper care, a healthy Late Lilac can live for 30+ years.
  • Lifespan: With proper care, a healthy Late Lilac can live for 30+ years.
  • Light Requirements: Full sun for the most profuse flowering.
  • Soil: Adaptable, but prefers well-drained soil.
  • Water: Prefers regular moisture when young, becoming drought-tolerant once established.
  • Hardiness Zones: USDA Zones 3-7.
  • Wildlife Appeal: The fragrant blooms attract butterflies and other pollinators. Small birds love their spaghetti like tangle of inner branches for shelter and nest building
  • Native Origin: Unlike common lilacs, Late Lilacs are native to parts of Asia.

Interesting Facts

  • Extends the Lilac Season: Blooming 1-2 weeks after common lilacs, the Late Lilac Bush provides a delightful continuation of the fragrant floral display. This allows you to enjoy the beauty of lilacs for a longer period.
  • Fragrant Blooms: Like its earlier blooming cousins, the Late Lilac Bush offers clusters of fragrant flowers that fill the air with a sweet, intoxicating aroma. The flowers come in shades of rosy-lilac to white, adding a touch of elegance and perfume to your garden.


Interested In Adding This Unique Tree To Your Property?

Contact Edmonton Arborist and our expert tree planting team will bring and install your very own Late Lilacs!

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