- 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
|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
|Foliage Type: Deciduous
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
|Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
|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
|Scientific Name: SYRINGA VULGARIS `YANKEE DOODLE`
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 Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
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
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.