Syringa oblata, commonly called early lilac or broadleaf lilac, is a spreading, multi-trunked, deciduous shrub with arching branches. It typically grows to 8-12’ tall. It is native to China where it is typically found in woods, thickets, stream banks and along roads. The flower is typically pale purple and is very fragrant, making it a popular landscape plant. The Early Lilac is easily grown in average, medium moist, well-drained soil in full sun. It can tolerates light shade, but will bloom best is in full sun. Hardy to USDA zones 3-7.
Common name: Late Lilac, Korean Lilac
Minimum temperature: -30
USDA zone 3a-7
Light: Full sun
Uses: Borders, perennial beds, specimen, containers.
Distribution Korea, Northern China and far east Russia.
The last photo is an example of a #1 (1 gallon) Syringa oblata. It is 1-2 years old, and 2'-3' tall.
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