- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 12 - 15 Feet
- Mature Spread 8 - 12 Feet
- Growing Zones 3 - 8
This playful deciduous shrub embodies the spirit of spring with bunches of large cones with delightfully fragrant lilac blooms and dense, heart-shaped, green foliage. Known for its lively attitude, this shrub produces copious blossoms during its first year, two weeks before other lilacs bloom, and will live for about 30 years. So fill your vases with alluring cut flowers all spring long. Its large form provides an excellent opportunity to install it as a focal point or statement shrub!
With full to partial sun and well-drained soil, this shrub will flourish. Honeybees, hummingbirds, butterflies, and a myriad of other pollinators will be drawn to its sweet, fragrant scent, making your landscape vibrant and full of life. With an upright growth habit, use this plant in mass plantings, borders, hedges, or as a focal point for your landscape. It was bred to be much more pest tolerant and disease resistant than other lilac varieties and is exceptionally resistant to mildew.
Purple Glory Lilac Care
Purple Glory Lilacs are low maintenance and easy to take care of. Plant this shrub in an area that receives full to partial sun and has well-draining soil containing plenty of rich organic material such as compost. Place mulch over the plant's roots, avoiding the base of the trunk. Water your lilac when the first 2 inches of soil are dry to the touch and a bit more frequently during the first few weeks of establishment.
After the blooming period finishes, prune the top of your shrub to the desired height using pruning shears or a small saw. Remove all spent blooms, and trim any suckers at the base of the trunk. Next, clip off a few larger branches from the inside to expose the center of the shrub to more light and air circulation. Finally, trim back any diseased or dead-looking branches, as well as any branches that are tangled together. Pruning will ensure vigorous blooming for the next season!
Purple Glory Lilac Spacing
Purple Glory Lilacs can grow to a mature height of 12 to 15 feet tall and a width of 8 to 12 feet wide. Plant them with enough space to allow for proper growth, about 12 feet apart, and don't crowd the sides with other tightly packed shrubs or plants.
Purple Glory Lilac Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 12 - 15 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 8 - 12 Feet|
|Spacing: 8 - 12 Feet|
|Habit: Spreading, Upright|
|Flower Color(s): Purple|
|Flower Description: Bluish Purple|
|Bloom Period: Spring|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering|
|Resists: Deer, Pests & Insects|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies|
|Uses: Borders, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Purple Glory Lilac|
|Other Name(s): Purple Glory Lilac|
|Scientific Name: Syringa X hya. 'Purple Glory'|
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.
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.