Minuet Preston Lilac - Syringa x prestoniae 'Minuet'

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Vigorous dense upright shrub with light purple buds opening to fragrant soft lavender pink flower spikes in late spring. Large dark green crinkled leaves in summer turn bright yellow in fall. Introduced by Agriculture Canada in Ottawa, Ontario in 1972.

Water Needs: 
Low
Foliage Color: 
Green
Flower Attributes: 
Cut Flowers
Fragrant
Showy Flowers
Landscape Uses: 
Hedge
Dry Areas
Foundation
Mass Planting
Wet Areas
Garden Styles: 
Cottage
Modern
Traditional
Xeriscape
Zen
Light Needs: 
Full Sun
Plant Types: 
Height: 
5-10'
Spread: 
48-60"
Flower Colors: 
Pink
Purple
Flower Seasons: 
Spring
Special Features: 
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Rabbit Resistant
Growth Habits: 
Round
Upright
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 3
Average: 3.5 (20 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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