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Ludwig Spaeth Purple Lilac

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Description

Delight in the scent and sight of spring! Intense fragrance and fresh color, perfect for bouquets. Prolific bloomer produces violet-red florets that attract wildlife like hummingbirds and butterflies. Strong, narrow-spreading, upright growth habit. Deer-resistant. Cold-hardy. Blooms emerge in late spring.

Characteristics

Bloom Color Purple, Red
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Zone Range 3 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 3 - 8
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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
I liked the color and bloom size and the hardiness of the variety
Alice K on May 16, 2016
I liked the color and bloom size and the hardiness of the variety
Alice K on May 16, 2016
I love lilacs.. the scent and this color .. I'm pretty sure my sister will enjoy these blooms..
Charlotte C on May 1, 2016
I love lilacs.. the scent and this color .. I'm pretty sure my sister will enjoy these blooms..
Charlotte C on May 1, 2016
What is the plants size when shipped?
Donald D on Apr 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your inquiry, The bare root plants have a shipping expectation of 1-2" tall.
I just bought two lilacs ant want to know how long before they bloom??we are 78 yrs. old and would like to see them bloom
Sissy L on Apr 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Sissy, you have plenty of time to see them bloom! Of the ones I bought three years ago, one is in full sun and blooming freely. Magnificent. A second one is healthy and bushy but without blooms, mainly because I think there is more shade. I fully expect it will bloom next year.
I planted this last year and it appeared to die l cut off a small section the wood was green I hope it comes up from the roots this year or am I dreaming?
Kelly on Apr 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We cut ours back as well. It does have some leaves coming on this spring though. I thought it had died too.

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Mother's day blooms
It took two years, but it was the first lilac tree in the area to bloom this year, right on mothers day!
May 14, 2016
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over 2 years ago
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