Syringa pr. - Donald Wyman Preston Lilac

DESCRIPTION:  Considered by many to be the finest lilac, this gem features upright panicles of lightly fragrant pinkish-purple flowers in late spring; multi-stemmed and upright, forms a large ball; a...
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DESCRIPTION:  Considered by many to be the finest lilac, this gem features upright panicles of lightly fragrant pinkish-purple flowers in late spring; multi-stemmed and upright, forms a large ball; a superb specimen plant; full sun and well-drained soil; non-suckering. 

BOTANICAL NAME: Syringa x prestoniae 'Donald Wyman' 
AVERAGE HEIGHT: 3 Meters
AVERAGE SPREAD: 2 Meters
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun
FLOWER COLOUR: Pinkish-purple
FLOWERING TIME: Late spring
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Forest green
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 2 ( Should survive upto -42.7° Celcius )
WATER NEEDS: Average 
OTHER FEATURES: Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Fragrant, Hedging Plant, Rabbit Resistant

Ornamental Features

Donald Wyman Lilac features showy panicles of lightly-scented fuchsia flowers rising above the foliage in late spring. It has forest green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn buttery yellow in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Donald Wyman 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.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Donald Wyman Lilac is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Donald Wyman Lilac will grow to be about 10 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.

Returns Policy

You may return new/unplanted items within 24 hours of delivery for a full refund. We'll also cover the return shipping costs if an item is incorrect, of poor quality, etc.). You should expect to receive your refund within one to five days of giving your item(s) to the return shipper. This includes the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (1 to 5 business days). If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail as to which day it will be picked up and your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.

Shipping

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