Katherine Havemeyer Lilac (Syringa vulgaris ‘Katherine Havemeyer’)

Katherine Havemeyer Lilac

Do you dream of the scent of Lilacs wafting from your garden? Katherine Havemeyer Lilac (Syringa vulgaris ‘Katherine Havemeyer’) will fulfill all of your Lilac dreams and then some! Covered in deep green heart-shaped leaves, they become the perfect foil for the large panicles of pinkish buds that open to lavender-pink blooms!=

This beautiful French Hybrid covers itself in abundant clusters of double, lavender-pink, fragrant flowers on dark green, disease-resistant foliage. There are so many blooms that you smell her luscious classic Lilac scent long before you see her in the garden.

Excellent cold-hardiness throughout USDA growing zones 3 through 7, these shrubs can reach a height of 10-12 feet tall and 8-10 feet wide. Katherine Havemeyer Lilac is a large and impressive flowering ornamental bush that will fill your garden and vases indoors with fragrant blooms! Dense enough to provide bird-friendly habitat and nesting, the blooms are nectar-rich for Pollinators and Hummingbirds to be drawn to.

Planting and Application:

Katherine Havemeyer has that typical wild Lilac form that adds such depth and beauty to your garden. Use it as a specimen plant in a border, foundation planting, or in a perennial bed as a structural counterpoint to other spring blooms. Create garden rooms full of lush blooms and greenery for screening all season.

Add a few to your cottage border, behind a perennial garden, and are must-haves to include in the cutting garden for plenty of fresh materials. Don’t miss out on the dazzling beauty and alluring scent of the outstanding garden accents.

Lilacs are a wondrous privacy screen that fills your landscape with fragrant beauty all year long. Create a single row, or a series of staggered rows to fill a wide, open area with magnificent spring blooms while blocking noise, and prying eyes. You’ll love the billowy, easy-breeze sense of privacy all season long. Create a mixed Lilac border for varied blooms and extended bloom times all spring!

With its lovely spring accent, it would make a wonderful screen or border specimen for your yard. Screen off an area for a private reading or coffee nook and create yourself a peaceful area that shuts out the hectic world with a Katherine Havemeyer Lilac. Heighten the anticipation of a fun evening with a gracious welcome at the entrance to your entertainment area.

  • Unparalleled Double Spring Blooms in Lavender Blue
  • Lovely Fragrance & Attracts Pollinators
  • Large Shrub Filled With Heart-Shaped Leaves
  • Perfect for Pollinators & Cut Flowers
  • Windbreak, Hedge, Privacy Screens & Specimen

Tips for Care:

Lilacs are low-maintenance, easy to grow, and very hardy plants. Strong and long-lived, this popular shrub is easily grown in normal garden soil and full sun. Lilacs bloom best in at least 6 hours of sun a day. Lilacs are easily grown in average, medium moist, well-drained soil. Provide moderate moisture consistently all growing season but these shrubs can be adaptable to low moisture conditions once fully established. Mulch helps your plants stay cool and moist. Apply to a depth of three inches, then pull it away six inches from the stems.

Air circulation is important for Lilacs, so find a breezy place for them to perform at their best. Disease and deer-resistant, but if you live with deer in your area, apply repellent spray on planting day. Deer are hungry and curious, and you want to train them to leave your plants alone. Reapply according to the label. Fertilize in early spring and again in mid-summer with Dr. Earth Organic and All Purpose Fertilizer, following directions on the package.

Don’t miss a single bloom! Follow these easy Pruning steps for the best flowering:

Right after the flowers are done, it’s time to prune. Don’t delay, as Lilacs will produce next year’s flowers on the new growth from this year. Snip the past flowers, then remove inward-heading branches and the thickest stems out at ground level. The goal is to let the interior of the shrub have plenty of sunlight and air circulation.

Once your Lilac plants have been growing for about 10 years, you’ll want to start a regular schedule of renewal pruning, and removal of suckers (when needed). After the blooms are fading, cut a few of the oldest, thickest branches right down to the ground each year. The younger, thinner branches remain and keep your plant vigorous and healthy.

Renewal pruning is great for your Lilac shrub. Removing the oldest growth lets the new branches take their turn. The youngest branches will produce the best bloom for you the following spring. Prune to keep an open interior to reduce the chances of powdery mildew.

  • Thrives in Full Sun
  • Moderate Consistent Moisture
  • Loves Mulched Beds & Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Prune Immediately After Flowering Only
  • Low Maintenance, Cold Hardy & Versatile
  • Really Easy Care & Improved Disease Resistance

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more stunning and fragrant bush than the Katherine Havemeyer Lilac.

Katherine Havemeyer Lilac (Syringa vulgaris ‘Katherine Havemeyer’) Details

Common name Katherine Havemeyer Lilac
Botanical name Syringa vulgaris 'Katherine Havemeyer'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 3-7
Growth rate Medium
Height 10 - 12 ft.
Width 8 - 10 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Widely Adaptable
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time After Flowering
Flower color Lavender-Pink