The color grows deeper and richer with maturity!


Primrose Syringa Lilac Shrub

1-quart
Item # 47573
$18.95 $15.16
Buy 3+ at $15.16 ea
Buy 6+ at $14.95 ea

Syringa vulgaris x Primrose

Beloved in Europe and hard to find here, this shrub won a Royal Horticulture Society Award of Merit!
For years Park gardeners asked us to stock the Yellow Lilac, and we didn't think we'd ever find a good, reliable grower here in America. Very popular in Europe, Primrose is tough to find this side of the Atlantic, so we are absolutely delighted to announce that we FINALLY have good, reliable, get-up-and-grow stock that will take off in your zone 3-7 garden. And the best part is that the pastel yellow color actually deepens and grows more intense with age, giving you a more spectacular show with each passing year!

Originally introduced to the world in 1949, Primrose bears numerous graceful, yet dense panicles of pastel yellow flowers in mid-spring. Such a sensation did it create when it was introduced that it won a Royal Horticulture Society Award of Merit in 1950 and has never looked back, continuing to be the pride of many a garden!

Handsome and compact, this shrub reaches just 10 feet tall (at most) and anywhere from 6 to 12 feet wide. Instead of big growth, it concentrates its energy on producing the stunning blooms! Space the shrubs 6 to 12 feet apart in an airy location with full sun and well-drained soil. A yearly top-dressing of mulch, preferably well-composted manure, is beneficial. Zones 3-7. Cannot ship any Syringa to AZ.

Genus Syringa
Species vulgaris x
Variety Primrose
Item Form 1-quart
Zone 3 - 7
Bloom Season Mid Spring - Late Spring
Habit Compact
Plant Height 10 ft
Plant Width 6 ft - 12 ft
Additional Characteristics Flower, Fragrance
Bloom Color Yellow
Bloom Season Spring
Light Requirements Full Sun
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Cut Flowers, Ornamental
Restrictions Canada, Arizona, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Syringa
Lilac

Planting:

Plant 12 feet apart in a sunny location and in a site where good air circulation is available. Lilacs are widely tolerant of soils, but prefer good drainage and a nearly neutral soil, supplemented with organic matter. Lilacs will benefit from light shade during the afternoon hours in southern areas. Some of the S.vulgaris hybrids also are tolerant of pollution.


Maintenance:

Because they are shallow rooted, mulching rather than cultivating around the plant, is recommended. Yearly applications of 5-10-5 fertilizer and bone meal, both applied in early spring will promote flowering. Remove spent flower clusters and prune after flowering to keep center open to sunlight. Remove suckers(growth from the base), and prune out some of the older wood periodically to renew the plant.

If Oyster Shell Scale, Lilac Borer, or mildew are a problem, spraying at the first sign of these troubles will control them. In some rare instances, where mature Lilacs prove reluctant to flower, root pruning may encourage flower production. This is done by using a spade to cut down into the soil around the plant at the drip line of the branches. Old plantings may be rejuvenated by cutting back all old growth to ground level in early spring and allowing new vigorous growth to replace it.


Zones:

Zones 3-7

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