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Royalty Lilac

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An extremely attractive and hardy tall shrub with upright panicles of lightly fragrant violet-purple flowers in late spring; multi-stemmed and upright, forms a large ball; a superb specimen plant; full sun and well-drained soil; non-suckering

Characteristics

Species:
x prestoniae
Average Landscape Height:
9 feet
Average Landscape Width:
7 feet
Genus:
Syringa
Cultivar:
Royalty
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Plant Form:
upright spreading
Canopy:
leggy
Growth Rate:
medium
Pruning:
prune after flowering
Flower Color:
violet
Flower Bud Color:
purple
Flower Fragrance:
medium
Flower Period:
in late spring
Summer Foliage Color:
forest green
Fall Color:
butter
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
dry
Pollution Tolerance:
high

Ornamental Features

Royalty Lilac features showy panicles of lightly-scented violet flowers rising above the foliage in late spring, which emerge from distinctive purple flower buds. It has forest green deciduous foliage. The pointy leaves turn buttery yellow in fall.

Landscape Attributes

Royalty Lilac is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

Planting & Growing

Royalty Lilac will grow to be about 9 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 7 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

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