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Scentara® Double Blue Lilac

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Scentara® Double Blue Lilac (Syringa x ‘Bailbelle’ PP19884)An exceptional tall accent shrub featuring upright panicles of deliciously fragrant bluish-purple double flowers in spring; a very heavy bloomer that exhibits excellent disease resistance; needs full sun and well-drained soil

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
8 feet
Average Landscape Width:
8 feet
Growth Rate:
medium
Genus:
Syringa
Species:
x hyacinthiflora
Cultivar:
SMNSHBBL
Flower Color:
purple
Flower Period:
from early to mid spring
Summer Foliage Color:
green
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
dry
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Plant Form:
upright spreading
Canopy:
leggy
Pruning:
prune after flowering
Pollution Tolerance:
high
Other Species Names:
Hyacinth-Flowered Lilac
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Flower Bicolor:
blue
Flower Bud Color:
rose
Flower Fragrance:
high

Ornamental Features

Scentara® Double Blue Lilac features showy panicles of fragrant purple flowers with blue overtones rising above the foliage from early to mid spring that fade to white over time, which emerge from distinctive rose flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has green deciduous foliage. The heart-shaped leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color.

Landscape Attributes

Scentara® Double Blue 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

Scentara® Double Blue Lilac will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 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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