Lilac, 2 gal, Preston, Minuet - Floral Acres Greenhouse & Garden Centre

Lilac, 2 gal, Preston, Minuet

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Vigorous dense upright shrub with light purple buds opening to fragrant soft lavender pink flower spikes in late spring. Large dark green crinkled leaves in summer turn bright yellow in fall. Introduced by Agriculture Canada in Ottawa, Ontario in 1972.

Attributes

Type: Deciduous Shrub
Growth Habit: Upright
Mature Height: 1.5 - 2m (5 - 6ft.)
Mature Spread: 1.25 - 1.5m (4 - 5ft.)
Zone: 2
Feature Characteristics: Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds

Ornamental Features

Flower Colour: Soft lavender-pink flowers from light purple buds.
Flowering Time: June - July
Foliage Colour: Dark green

Care

General Maintenance: Little pruning is required. If pruning is required, cut back after blooming to promote strong new growth and flower buds to set for the next year.
Light: Full sun.
Watering: Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Increase watering before spring bloom.
Soil: It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations. It is not particular as to soil type or pH.
Fertilizer: Feed in early spring with an all purpose fertilizer prior to the new growth.