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Yankee Doodle Lilac

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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 8 - 10 Feet
  • Mature Spread 8 - 10 Feet
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

Check out the color on this lilac! It’s so vivid you can almost smell that  unforgettable lilac scent. This lilac has been given a serious makeover while  maintaining all those wonderful characteristics that we love about them. With  its profuse, intense purple blooms, and familiar perfume, this is not your  grandmother’s lilac although she would love it if it were. A classic, old  fashioned favorite once found growing on many properties back in the day,  this lilac is sure to bring up some memories of her garden. 

A cottage garden favorite, its flowers are born on the tips of long slender  branches from buds held tight over the winter which emerge from the  unfurling foliage in late spring. Flowering from late May to early summer  this lilac is a beautiful addition to any garden, perennial border or as a hedge.  Planted amongst a background of flowering trees with a similar flowering  time this lilac would certainly stand out. A real show stopper! 

Yankee Doodle Lilac Care 

For the best flower production lilacs should be planted in a spot that will  receive full sun for at least 6 to 8 hours per day. Anything less and you will  see little to no blooms from your lilac. They prefer a well-drained, alkaline  soil and should be watered frequently until they are well established as they  prefer not to dry out. Plant in a site that has been amended with either cow  manure or compost to the existing soil. Follow up about a week later with  hydrated lime applied according to the manufacturer’s instructions.  

Prune or deadhead lilacs immediately after flowering so as to not sacrifice next year's blooms.  

Yankee Doodle Lilac Spacing 

Lilacs can reach a height of 8 to 10 feet with a 6 foot spread. Under the right conditions they do well as hedge or as an accent planting in a perennial border provided that they are given the space they need. If planting as a hedge, space the plants out 5 feet apart, center on center. If you do not want a hedge, then plant at least 6 feet apart, center on center. And plant 3 feet away from any structures or other plants.

Yankee Doodle Lilac Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 8 - 10 Feet
Mature Spread: 8 - 10 Feet
Spacing: 8 - 10 Feet
Habit: Spreading, Upright
Flower Color(s): Purple
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
Watering: Moderate
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Salt
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Hedges & Privacy, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance
Common Name: Yankee Doodle Lilac
Other Name(s):

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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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  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
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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.