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Madame Lemoine White Lilac

Item #133098, Bare-root.
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Clusters of pure, double-white flowers. Produces highly fragrant blooms on multiple stems, excellent for bouquets. Attracts butterflies. Heart-shaped leaves and upright and spreading growth habit make for an attractive hedge or border. Deer-resistant. Cold-hardy. Blooms emerge in mid-spring.

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

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 3 - 8
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.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 8 - 10' tall x 8 - 10' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 8 - 10' apart to ensure room for growth.

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.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow lilacs in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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Looking for a white lilac in memory of a dear friend.
Leah K on Apr 20, 2020
look amazing
KELLY T on Apr 9, 2020
Looking for a white lilac in memory of a dear friend.
Leah K on Apr 20, 2020
We were looking for some white lilacs to go with our purple ones.
Corine S on Apr 14, 2020
look amazing
KELLY T on Apr 9, 2020
white is the last color lilac I was in search of
Mary E S on Apr 7, 2020
My front yard has only white flowers, the house is blue and white.
Carol g on Mar 28, 2020
I want to have lilacs on my farm to diversify product offerings.
Shawndreia D on Mar 26, 2020
Proven fragrant double flowers. Good for borders. Will compare with Miss Ellen Willmott lilac.
Maria Elizabeth B on Jan 5, 2020
To compliment our purple lilacs
Kenneth L on May 10, 2019
It was a French variety, white and with a growth habit that works well for my space. I chose Stark Bros., even though there were a couple of less expensive options, because I have always had good luck with their nursery stock and didn't want to leave things to chance.
Keith W on May 6, 2019
Robert W on May 2, 2019
They are beautiful, and they smell good
KEVIN N on Apr 3, 2019
Making a lilac cove
Joy E on Mar 23, 2019
I liked the white
Lynda G on Mar 7, 2019
I've never tried white lilacs before
Jenny D on Mar 24, 2017
This is a most elegant double white lilac
ELAINE S on Feb 3, 2017
i need a white lilac for the beautiful scent. in my experience, white lilacs have the best perfume over purple lilacs.
Heather C on Jun 17, 2016
Contrast with other lilacs and spring bulbs.
Lucille L A on Jun 5, 2016
White color, wife loves, and lilacs make great cut flowers too.
buzz on Jun 3, 2016
I wanted a white lilac to offset my purple ones. I like the double blossom
Paul K E on May 20, 2016
I think it's a nice complement to the regular purple lilac-
Scott S on May 16, 2016
I like the double bloom as well as the compadibility to go with several other varieties to build a blooming hedge.
Alice K on May 16, 2016
Perfect gift.
Henry C on Apr 17, 2016
I love lilac and enjoy them as cut flowers but was looking for white! (The big box stores only had purple)
Catherine L on Apr 16, 2016
We love our Lilacs here in Rochester,NY
SCOTT H on Apr 11, 2016
Wanted a fragrant white lilac in my landscape! I am going to plant a late summer blooming Clematis through the branches for additional pop of color!
Renee C on Mar 14, 2016
My Grandmother had a huge white lilac , I haven't ever seen one since that one. So in memory of her I'v always wanted one.
mariyn f on Mar 11, 2016
We were looking for some white lilacs to go with our purple ones.
Corine S on Apr 14, 2020
white is the last color lilac I was in search of
Mary E S on Apr 7, 2020
How fast do they grow?
Cheryl G on Feb 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Lilac bushes grow about 1 foot per year when mature. Young lilacs grow much more rapidly, leveling off as they grow older. A fully matured bush of this variety will be about 8-10' tall and wide.
we are in zone 4b and live on ridge which can be very windy would like a white lilac will it survive?
Beverly L on Mar 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Madame Lemoine White Lilac is considered very cold-hardy, so that is not an issue. Branches may break if the wind is strong enough, but that would be true with any tall flowering shrub. It is suited for your zone, so it would seem well worth whatever risk might be present. You can always stake it to provide extra support.
I live in zone 6b - what month should blooms start?
Sue J on Jun 11, 2020
Once it starts to bloom, how long does it bloom for (a few weeks? Only one week?)
Sue J on Jun 11, 2020
Can these lilacs be transplanted? I have several doing exceptionally well and would like to move them.
J H on May 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Why not? Get all of the roots you can possibly get and water well and often
after transplanting. Cut back the tops to compensate for roots cut during the transplanting process.
Will the Madame Lemoine lilac attract bees?
Linda C on May 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it does.
How long until it produces blooms?
Linda F on May 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It should bloom in the second year, provided it's had adequate food, sunlight and rainfall to develop its root system.

Customer Reviews

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Beautiful and hearty lilac
I bought this lilac in honor of someone I had recently lost. He grew the most beautiful lilacs. He lived in England so getting a clipping to start a plant was impossible. This bush bloomed out beautifully this year. This was it's first year so I was not expecting a big show. Boy was I surprised. The blossoms were short but very full in diameter. They smell lovely. I recently move from So. California to Oregon so I am new at this. This lilac made me look like an expert.
May 23, 2016
over 5 years ago
Very healthy bushes
I bought two of these year before last in 2014 because an older one I have is so very fragrant. The bushes are very healthy and growing nicely, however we've not seen a single flower. Hoping for some next year.
May 11, 2016
over 6 years ago
Madame Lemoine White Lilac
Barely grew. No flowers. Very disappointing. Dont think I would order it again. Really was looking forward to some of the progress
May 6, 2016
over 6 years ago