A mass of medium-light purple blooms every year. A magnificent New England sight for nearly 400 years.
When a nursery friend looked out John Bunker’s living room window and thought he had some fancy new cultivar, he chuckled, “Nope, just the good old common purple.” Never disappoints.
Suckers freely, the best lilac for a spreading hedge. Z3. (1-3' bare-root plants)
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Plant in a sunny (at least 6 hours of sunlight each day) well-drained location in moderately rich soil; sandy gravelly loam is perfect. Pink, lavender and blue lilacs color up best in soil with a neutral pH. Spacing depends on your plan; lilacs perform well as hedges as well as specimens.