Syringa Scentara® Double Blue

Syringa Scentara® Double Blue

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Cold Hardy to Zone 2 | Highly Fragrant
SKU 28795
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Key Characteristics

2 - 8

Mature Height

8 Feet

Mature Width

8 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Description / Syringa Scentara® Double Blue

Syringa Scentara® Double Blue, an early flowering lilac, is a deciduous shrub offering three seasons of interest. Small, distinctive heart-shaped leaves emerge rich green, retain their color in summer, and often turn bronze to purplish red in fall. Heavy blooming, Syringa Scentara® Double Blue sets large, very showy terminal clusters of highly fragrant violet blue flowers, which take on blue tones in the sun. Blooming on old wood in mid spring, the sweet-scented blooms attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds and make lovely spring bouquets. For longer lasting cuts, choose stems that have at least three-quarters of the flowers open, harvest in the cool of morning, remove all leaves, and immediately place in fresh, cool water.

A highly versatile, multistemmed shrub, Syringa Scentara® Double Blue has a uniform, upright habit and a moderate growth rate. A nice specimen, it makes a great filler in a container garden, but it is shown to best effect when massed or grouped in beds and borders and makes a nice screen.

Syringa Scentara® Double Blue is long-lived and easy to grow. It prefers full sun and fertile, humus-rich, medium to dry, well-drained soil with a neutral to alkaline pH. The plant tolerates very cold conditions and requires a period of cold weather to bloom well. It is not well-suited to warmer climates and cannot tolerate soggy, wet conditions. The plant is mildew and deer resistant.

The botanical name of lilac, Syringa (suh-RIN-gah), is from the Greek word syrinx, which means tube. This is because the stems of lilac contain a spongy pith which can be removed, leaving a hollow tube that has traditionally been used to create panpipes.

Product Details

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Genus Syringa
Species x hyacinthiflora
Variety 'SMNSHBBL'
Plant Patent PP29801
Product Classification Shrubs
Habit Upright
USDA Zone Low 2
USDA Zone High 8
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Color Purple
Bloom Season Start Mid Spring
Bloom Season End Mid Spring
Foliage Color Medium Green
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance
Special Features Butterfly Lovers, Double Blooms, Fragrance, Hummingbird Lovers
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Hedge, Specimen
Zone 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
State Shipping Restrictions AZ, GU, HI, ID, PR, VI

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