Syringa x tribrida6-9' x same. S. x josiflexa Redwine x S. prestoniae Hiawatha. William Cumming intro, Morden Ag Res Ctr, Morden, Canada, 1967.
Another outstanding Preston hybrid in the class of later-blooming lilacs. Masses of dark reddish-pink buds open to lovely fragrant single deep pink blossoms after the vulgaris lilacs have faded. The florets are unique in shape, like little trumpets clustered along the flower stem with spaces in-between. Plant singly as a specimen, preferably near the entrance to your home, or in a hedge for the butterflies and other nectar-loving creatures. Like other Prestons, can be pruned to tree form; won’t sucker and eat the building. 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 an alkaline pH. Spacing depends on your plan; lilacs perform well as hedges as well as specimens