DESCRIPTION: Upright, rounded form with crinkled, dark green leaves turn buttery yellow in fall. Lightly fragrant, violet purple flowers in late spring. Non-suckering. BOTANICAL NAME: Syringa x prestoniae 'Royalty' AVERAGE HEIGHT: 2.5-3 MetersAVERAGE SPREAD: 2-2.5 MetersSUN EXPOSURE: Full sunFLOWER...
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DESCRIPTION: Upright, rounded form with crinkled, dark green leaves turn buttery yellow in fall. Lightly fragrant, violet purple flowers in late spring. Non-suckering.

BOTANICAL NAME: Syringa x prestoniae 'Royalty' 
AVERAGE HEIGHT: 2.5-3 Meters
AVERAGE SPREAD: 2-2.5 Meters
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun
FLOWER COLOUR: Violet purple
FLOWERING TIME: Late spring
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Dark 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

Royalty Lilac features showy panicles of lightly-scented violet flowers rising above the foliage in late spring, which emerge from distinctive purple flower buds. It has forest green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn buttery yellow in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Royalty 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.

Royalty Lilac is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Royalty Lilac will grow to be about 9 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 7 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.

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