SCENTARA PURA® Lilac

Zone: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Exposure: Full Sun Height: 4-6' Width/Spread: 4-6'

Scentara Pura® is a hyacinthiflora lilac, the most fragrant type on the market. It earns its name from its pure purple flowers and deep, true fragrance. Fresh green foliage resists disease and keeps the plant looking good even when it’s not in bloom. Warm climate gardeners should especially take note of Scentara Pura lilac: it requires less chilling than other lilacs, so performs better when winters are mild.


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Light: Needs a minimum of six hours of sun exposure per day to thrive. Any less and it will have poor bloom count and is more prone to foliar problems.

Soil: Grows well in average soil and even enjoys alkaline leaning pH. Soil type must be well draining.

Water: Average water needs.

Fertilizing: You can apply a granulated fertilizer formulated for flowering shrubs in the springtime when the soil is workable. If you notice your plant starting to produce fewer blooms than normal, you can apply fertilizer again in the early summer.

Pruning: You can snip spent flowers off after the spring bloom to tidy up the plant.

Botanical Name

Syringa x hyacinthiflora 'SMNSHSO' PP#31,119; CBRAF

Zone

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color

Purple

Foliage Color

Green

Height

4-6'

Width/Spread

4-6'

Exposure

Full Sun

Soil

Moist

Season of Interest

Spring

Uses

Borders, Foundations, Naturalizing, Rain Gardens

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