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Fragrant Purple Lilac

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Description

A customer favorite for generations. This classic shrub bursts into bloom with branches covered by fragrant, purple spires. These lilacs will bring a lovely scent to your yard and can be used to make beautiful bouquets. Plant multiples to create an attractive hedge. Extremely hardy and thrives in all types of soil. Grows most successfully in full sun. Cold-hardy. Matures to be 6-10' tall and 5-6' wide. Blooms in late spring. Sold in packages of 10. Shipped 1-2 feet.

Characteristics

Bloom Color Purple
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Zone Range 4 - 7

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 7
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
For great smell and try to keep mosquitoes away.
Roslyn J on Apr 22, 2017
You can never go wrong with a classic
Jenny D on Mar 24, 2017
For great smell and try to keep mosquitoes away.
Roslyn J on Apr 22, 2017
Love the fragrance. I do not like the fancy new varieties, It was hard to find the original lilac - nothing else smells quite as sweet.
Helen G on Apr 17, 2017
You can never go wrong with a classic
Jenny D on Mar 24, 2017
I chose this to attract pollinators & to bring sweet smelling breezes. These are also serving as a hedge boarder to keep neighbors off the lawn. Haha ????????
Cuba R on Mar 12, 2017
Chose these last year and they are doing great!!!
Sandra J on Mar 8, 2017
for the fragrance, and to create a hedge along highway frontage.
dave b on Apr 27, 2016
I many years ago in Brooklyn NY had the most magnificent Lilac Bush. I now live in NJ and wish to have the same
Diana P on Apr 26, 2016
Mother's Day gift
Howard C on Apr 24, 2016
I chose this for a hedge.
Toni R on Apr 20, 2016
The breeze blows in from one end of my house and I would love for the air to be filled with the scent of lilac, another fond memory of growing up.
Jennifer G on Apr 5, 2016
Love smell
Joanna R on Mar 2, 2016
Love the fragrance. I do not like the fancy new varieties, It was hard to find the original lilac - nothing else smells quite as sweet.
Helen G on Apr 17, 2017
I chose this to attract pollinators & to bring sweet smelling breezes. These are also serving as a hedge boarder to keep neighbors off the lawn. Haha ????????
Cuba R on Mar 12, 2017
Are the "fragrant" ones by chance Persian Lilacs?
Kierstin S on Feb 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Fragrant Purple lilac is Syringa vulgaris while Persian lilacs are Syringa ?? persica.
I heard it takes 7 years before the lilac bush bears flowers. True?
Moreland G on Mar 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Took 2 years for mine to bloom. Worth the wait, they smell fantastic!
Deer Resistance?
John P on Feb 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Deer will eat anything if they're hungry enough, but lilacs are not favored by either deer or rabbits.

Customer Reviews

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Great Stark's bargain lilacs
At just under $23 for a bundle of 10 lilacs, I was expecting twigs, but the bare root plants I got were all over 30 inches tall. A couple of them even put forth blossoms last summer, their first summer in the ground. We are having an early spring here, and the leaves are already in bud. I'm looking forward to watching these grow into a nice hedge with a heavenly scent when they are in bloom.
February 20, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Sweet smelling plants!
Bought 10 of these last year and had no flowers. This year all of them bloomed and they smell Great!!
May 8, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Great and hearty
One of our biggest challenges here is our wind and long winters. These fabulous lilacs took both head on and are going strong. Thank you.
May 18, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Lots of bang
Purchased a bunch of these bare root last year and almost all came back and look wonderful. The few that didn't come back were replaced with their guarantee and look great !
May 11, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Bushes are thriving
I planted tem this spring when the weather was still bad and they all doing very well. All are showing solid new growth.
June 14, 2017
Purchased
3 months ago
great condition and thriving
The lilacs I received were larger than I anticipated and in better condition than I had expected. A year later they are thriving and growing rapidly.
May 13, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Very healthy plants
These Lilac trees are very healthy. They arrived with buds and after planted they turned into full lives immediately. New leaves came out and all 10 grow happily. I just need to find out how fragrant the flowers are.
May 6, 2017
Perfect
We planted 20 seedlings last year, they shipped with all the instructions as we don't have green thumbs which was great.. Took some nurturing that first year but this year they came back in full bloom we even had 2 plants with actual lilacs. Out if 20 we received we have 2 that aren't quite as bountiful as the others but the are coming along. Looking forward to the next few years watching them grow!
May 12, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Love them!
I planted my lilacs last spring and they've grown so fast in just a yr. I've kept mulch around them constantly. Very impressed with the quality and quantity for the price. I bought 10 more this year. I now have 20 lilacs in my yard and I can't wait till they're in full bloom. Thanks so much Starks Bro.
May 12, 2017
Purchased
3 months ago
I have several beautiful plants that are thriving in spite of a plant killing 3 year old. Very resilient
May 4, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
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