Persian Lilac

Hardy, Fragrant Lilac

Introducing the Persian Lilac, a stunning, deciduous shrub that features an abundance of fragrant flowers, making it a perfect addition to your garden as a foundation or border planting.

This graceful shrub boasts arching branches and dark green foliage that provides a striking contrast to its pale pink panicles of flowers, which grow 2 to 3 inches long and bloom in the spring. The fragrance of the flowers is so potent that you’ll be able to enjoy their aroma from around the corner of your home.

Despite its size, the Persian Lilac is a reasonably compact shrub that can fit into a smaller garden or shrub border. It can grow up to 4 to 8 feet in height and has a spread of 5 to 10 feet.

This shrub doesn’t necessarily require pruning, making it an excellent hedge plant. However, if you desire a more tailored appearance, pruning is possible, but it’s advisable to wait until the shrub has finished flowering, as it flowers on old wood.

Moreover, the Persian Lilac is a fast-growing shrub that’s also attractive to butterflies and other pollinators, while deer seem to avoid it, making it a great choice for gardens in areas with a lot of wildlife.

Did you know that this plant was first introduced in 1614 and is still revered in many landscapes today? With its carefree nature and abundant flowering, the Persian Lilac is a must-have shrub for any garden enthusiast.

* Outstanding blooms
* Fragrant
* Hardy
* Wildlife interest

When it comes to lilacs, it’s important to know when to prune. It’s not recommended to prune lilacs during the fall or early spring. Instead, wait until after the plant has finished blooming in the spring before pruning. This will ensure that you don’t accidentally remove any of the buds that will produce next year’s blooms.

If you live in a southern region, you should also be aware of the proper timing for pruning spring flowering shrubs. These shrubs should be pruned immediately after they have finished blooming. This will give them enough time to set new buds for next year’s flowers. Remember, pruning at the wrong time can result in a reduction or loss of blooms. So, it’s always best to consult a gardening expert or do some research before taking on the task of pruning.