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Lilac, ‘Katherine Havemeyer’

Nothing says springtime like the light scent of a ‘Katherine Havemeyer’ lilac!  This French hybrid is bursting with beautiful double lavender-pink blossoms.  Its dark green, large heart shaped foliage adds charm to this already delightful lilac.  Its multi-stem habit make it perfect for a border or privacy hedge.  ‘Katherine Havemeyer’ may also be used as a specimen or for cut flowers.  This hardy lilac will attract butterflies to the landscape for years to come but be sure to give it plenty of room to grow.

The Lilac is a reliable spring-flowering shrub for cold winter landscapes. They are excellent as a specimen/accent or in small groups, shrub borders, hedges or screens. Lilacs are also great for cottage gardens and as margins of woodland gardens. Great cut flower. If you want to attract Hummingbirds and Butterflies to your landscape, lilacs are a great choice for this. The characteristics that make these species so visually appealing – showy flowers, winter color – are some of Nature’s most powerful draws for the animal kingdom. Turn your yard into a naturally balanced eco-system! You’re sure to enjoy these plants for a lifetime. They provide food, shelter, and nesting. Plant your backyard sanctuary today!

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SY088BAG-1 Lilac, 'Katherine Havemeyer' 5 out of stock $24.00

Plant Details +

Botanical Syringa vulgaris 'Katherine Havemeyer'
Common Name Lilac 'Katherine Havemeyer'
Family Oleaceae
Size 3.5" pots (Root established)
Height 10-12’
Spacing 10-12’
Hardiness Zones 3-7
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Dark green, heart shaped
Flower Lavender-pink
Bloomtime Late Spring

General Information +

General Characteristics: This hardy shrub is easy to grow but will need plenty of room. It also attracts butterflies and other pollinators.

Lilac Characteristics: Syringa vulgaris, commonly known as common lilac, is an upright, multi-stemmed, suckering, deciduous shrub in the olive family. Numerous cultivars have been introduced over time in both single and double-flowered forms. Cultivars extend the range of available flower colors to include shades of white, cream, rose, magenta, pinkish-purple, lavender, light blue and purple. It is native to open woodlands, rocky hills and scrubby areas in southeastern Europe but has been widely cultivated throughout Europe (beginning in the late 1500s) and North America (brought over by colonists in the early 1600s). It is particularly noted for its mid to late spring (May) bloom of very fragrant, tubular, 4-lobed, lilac to purple flowers (each to 1/3" long) which bloom in large conical to narrow-pyramidal panicles (to 6-8" long). Flowers give way to loose clusters of smooth, brown, flattened, dehiscent seed capsules (each to 3/4" long) which persist into winter if not removed. Glaucous, opposite, pointed-ovate to heart-shaped leaves (2-5" long) are dark gray-green to blue-green. No fall color. The bark is gray to gray-brown.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: First, choose a location with moist but well-drained soil. This lilac does not like acidic soil. Also, be sure the site you choose has good air circulation and full sun for best flowering. Dig a hole approximately 6 inches wider and the same depth as the roots. Place the plant in the hole so that the crown is just above the ground level and gently spread the roots. Fill the hole with soil and water thoroughly. Keep the soil moist around the roots. Water more frequently in extreme heat. Prune after flowering.

Pests or Diseases: The plant grows in shade but flowering is poor and powdery mildew is likely.