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Lilac Katherine Havemeyer 7 gallon

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Katherine Havemeyer Lilac

Syringa vulgaris 'Katherine Havemeyer'


 

Katherine Havemeyer Lilac flowers


Katherine Havemeyer Lilac in bloom

Height:  12 feet

Spread:  9 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  2a

Other Names:  Common Lilac

Group/Class:  French Hybrid Lilac

Description:

An exquisite spring blooming lilac featuring magically fragrant double pink flowers in upright panicles; upright, multi-stemmed habit, very hardy, tends to sucker, ideal for screening; full sun and well-drained soil, allow room for air movement

Ornamental Features

Katherine Havemeyer Lilac features showy panicles of fragrant pink flowers rising above the foliage in mid-spring. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has bluish-green foliage throughout the season. The heart-shaped leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Katherine Havemeyer Lilac is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favour of tastier treats.

Katherine Havemeyer Lilac is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Katherine Havemeyer Lilac will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 9 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner-city environments. This is a selected variety of species not originally from North America.

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