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Scentara Pura® Lilac

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Height 4 - 6 Feet
  • Width 4 - 6 Feet
  • Growing Zones 2-8

There are few flowering shrubs that are as iconic as the lilac, which rivals the rose alone for its color and fragrance. Scentura Pura Lilac is a hybrid lilac bred to resist the diseases that can plague lilacs and still deliver on the abundant blooms, beautiful light purple color and that scent that say springtime is here to many gardeners throughout the country. Once known as a shrub primarily for Northern gardeners due to its long chilling hour requirement, this new hybrid will make Southern gardeners rejoice as it is hardy from Zone 2 to 8, from the tip of Maine down to the Panhandle of Florida and westward. All regions of the United States except for the very hottest climates can now enjoy the beautiful fragrance and color.

Native to Europe and Eastern Asia, Syringa hyacinthiflora has been widely cultivated throughout the world as a naturalized shrub that graces many landscapes. It is a woody shrub, a veritable tree at times. It is a part of the olive family and is the most fragrant variety of lilacs the world over. Scentura Pura is a deciduous shrub, growing up to 6 foot tall and wide, and retains every bit of the charm of its parent plant, and is sized perfectly for today’s home landscapes and urban developments. It blooms 7 to 10 days earlier than the common lilac and has none of its troublesome plant disease tendencies. It will not produce viable seed so will not take over your landscape with myriads of suckers to be dealt with. A win-win for home gardeners everywhere!

Scentara Pura® Lilac Care

Choose your planting site for your lilac carefully, and aim for at least 6 hours of sun which will promote lots of blooms. A neutral to alkaline soil is needed, as well as a well draining soil. Lilacs grow naturally in native habitats on woodland edges where the sun meets the shadow, and in the scrub meadowlands in bright sunlight. Both habitats have well draining soil in common as lilacs will not tolerate soggy soil.

Dig your hole twice the size of the root ball and amend your native soil with perlite, peat moss or vermiculite if it is heavy and compact. Lilacs typically do not need fertilizer so top dress with some well composted organic material at the most and it will do just fine. Water only when naturally occurring rain is less than 1 inch per week. Other than pruning out any dead or damaged branches, you should not need to prune your lilac. Deadheading is not needed, but if you want to remove dried bracts or any seed clusters that may be produced, do so right after the flower is spent as lilacs only bloom on old wood the following spring. Most regions will not need winter mulching as the plant needs adequate chill time to produce flowers the next spring.

Scentara Pura® Lilac Spacing

Mass plant these beautiful compact lilac hybrids for maximum effect or single them out for a stand alone specimen. Space these out 48 - 72 inches apart, center on center. Either way be sure to place them where you can enjoy the site and the fragrance of this beautiful shrub this spring.

Scentara Pura® Lilac Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 2-8
Plant Type: Shrub
Sunlight Exposure: Full Sun
Mature Height: 4 - 6 Feet
Mature Width: 4 - 6 Feet
Plant Spacing: 4 - 6 Feet
Growth Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Purple
Seasonal Interest: Spring
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Resists: Deer, Disease
Tolerates: Heat
Features: Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance
Uses: Border Plant Cut Flower Good for Screening Landscape Mass Planting Specimen or Focal Point
Plant Brand: Proven Winners
Botanical/Scientific Name: Syringa x hyacinthiflora 'SMNSHSO' USPP 31,119, Can PBRAF

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

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.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

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

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Summer Shipping

  • 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.

1 Review - Scentara Pura® Lilac Show Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Barbara Durrell on May 31st 2021

    I bought a house with zero landscaping and my first thought was that Lilacs are a must have. My Scentura Pura arrived in beautiful shape. I can’t wait for my first blooms maybe next spring!