Primrose Syringa Lilac Shrub
The color grows deeper and richer with maturity!
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.
|Zone||3 - 7|
|BloomStartToEnd||Mid Spring - Late Spring|
|PlantWidth||6 ft - 12 ft|
|BloomSize||6 in - 9 in|
|Uses||Cut Flowers, Ornamental|
|Restrictions||Canada, Arizona, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|
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