Late Lilac - Syringa villosa

Coarse ball shaped shrub with small rose-mauve spike-like flowers. Crinkly green foliage all summer turns yellow in fall. Good for a background, informal hedges or windbreaks. Drought resistant once established. An excellent shrub, known for its hardiness.

Water Needs: 
Low
Foliage Color: 
Green
Flower Attributes: 
Cut Flowers
Fragrant
Showy Flowers
Landscape Uses: 
Border
Hedge
Dry Areas
Foundation
Garden Styles: 
Cottage
Edible
Traditional
Light Needs: 
Full Sun
Plant Types: 
Height: 
5-10'
Spread: 
5-10'
Flower Colors: 
Purple
Flower Seasons: 
Spring
Special Features: 
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Growth Habits: 
Round
Upright
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 3
Average: 3.7 (3 votes)

Water regularly as needed to establish. Tolerant of most soils and drought when established. Feed in spring prior to new growth. Little pruning is required. If pruning is required, cut back after blooming to promote strong new growth and flower buds to set for the next year. 

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