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Flowerfesta® Purple Dwarf Lilac

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This product does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 3 - 5 Feet
  • Mature Spread 3 - 5 Feet
  • Growing Zones 3 - 7
  • Use As A Thriller In Containers

What could be better than panicles of pale purple flowers wafting a powdery, sweet, and somewhat spicy aroma in spring? A second round of these sweet flowers in autumn! Flowerfesta® Purple Dwarf Lilac is a unique reblooming dwarf lilac. Also known as Syringa meyeri Flowerfesta® Purple, this lilac adds color, fragrance, and texture to any landscape. With its showy flowers and complementary green foliage, it provides interest in late spring, early summer, and late fall. This shrub is a magnet for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and neighbors who can’t get enough of its perfume.

With its compact size, reaching only 3 to 5 feet wide, this striking ornamental is perfect for smaller spaces, including decks, patios, and porches. Plant it as an eye-catching specimen in a large container or use it in borders, hedges, and beds as an accent. This exceptionally adaptable, cold-tolerant ornamental is drought tolerant once its roots are established and typically disease resistant. A low-maintenance plant, Flowerfesta® Purple Dwarf Lilac offers a busy gardener sweet-smelling blossoms with minimal work. 

Flowerfesta® Purple Dwarf Lilac Care

This shrub grows well in full sun to partial shade. For the best flowering, select a spot in full sun. Plant it in moist, well-draining, alkaline soil containing high organic matter. Amend the soil with compost if needed. The soil’s pH should be between 6.6 to 8.4. 

Lilacs don’t care for wet feet, so don’t water unless the top layer of soil is dry. This shrub will require about an inch of water per week. Flowerfesta® Purple Dwarf Lilac is not a heavy feeder; provide it with a balanced (10-10-10), slow-release fertilizer during early spring if needed. 

Lilacs bloom on old wood, so do not prune until after the blooming season has ended. When pruning, remove any damaged, dead or crossing branches. To encourage more profuse flowering, deadhead as needed. 

When grown in a container, Flowerfesta® needs a pot at least 18 inches in diameter with room for the roots to grow. Monitor the soil moisture carefully. Lilacs maintained in containers typically require watering more often than those planted in the soil.

Flowerfesta® Purple Dwarf Lilac Spacing

Plant Flowerfesta® in containers, foundation plantings, hedges, borders, and beds. Space each plant 3 to 5 feet apart, and plant with great companions such as dogwood, clematis, and peonies.

Flowerfesta Purple Dwarf Lilac Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 7
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 3 - 5 Feet
Mature Spread: 3 - 5 Feet
Spacing: 3 - 5 Feet
Habit: Clumping, Upright
Flower Color(s): Purple
Flower Description: Light Purple
Bloom Period: Spring to Fall
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Green Shades
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering, 3 Season Interest
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role: Thriller
Uses: Borders, Containers
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest, Fragrant, Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer
Common Name: Flowerfesta Purple Dwarf Lilac
Other Name(s): Downy Lilac, Hairy Lilac, Korean Lilac, Meyer Lilac
Scientific Name: Syringa meyeri Flowerfesta® Purple

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

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Plant Shipping

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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

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We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations