Lilac Sunday is outstanding in so many ways—bloom panicles, color, fragrance and growth habit. Its gracefully arching branches create a distinctive cascade of light lavender blooms, and its fragrant flowers are borne in abundance each spring. But what sets Lilac Sunday apart from common lilacs is that it blooms at the branch tips AND at lateral buds at the sides of the branches. Bloom panicles appear to be at least 2' long! Garden visitors— as well as pollinators like hummingbirds, butterflies and other beneficial insects— will enjoy its unique blooms every spring. While Lilac Sunday can reach 10' tall and 10' wide, it can easily be trimmed to a shorter height. And, it's easy to grow in well-drained soil. Just plant in a sunny location, and once established, it needs little care other than water in drought. You'll enjoy its beauty and fragrance spring after spring after spring. Syringa x 'Lilac Sunday'
PruningDeadhead and remove older and weaker branches. Prune after flowering, any spring pruning would remove potential blooms. After flowering.
Additional InformationFoliage is resistant to mildew, a common problem with lilacs.
Unique CharactersticsGracefully arching branches create a cascade of blooms. Gorgeous panicles of tiny purple flowers bloom not only from branch tips, but also from lateral buds. Panicles can reach up to 2' long!
Height/Habit6 - 10 feet
Growth RateModerate once established, which takes approximately 4-6 weeks.
Unit of Measure1
Botanical NameSyringa vulgaris 'Lilac Sunday'
Sun ExposureFull Sun
State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
Spread6 - 10 feet
Spacing6 - 810 feet
Flowering DateLate spring to early summer
Planting InstructionsPlant at the same level it is growing at in the container, firm and water in well.
Winter CarePrune to promote new growth.
Flower FormTubular blooms
Soil RequirementWell drained garden soil with medium moisture. Can tolerate slighly alkaline or acidic soils.
Watering RequirementRequires regular watering for best growth. Increase watering before spring if no previous rainfall.
PruningTo shape as needed, after flowering
Additional InformationOnce established, the Lilac Sunday is drought tolerant. Foliage may become infected with mildew by summer.
Unique CharactersticsExcellent for cut flowers, Very fragrant, very eye-catching and great for landscape specimens. Blooms from both the branch tips and along the stems several feet below branches. Drought tolerant once well established, tolerant to deer. Great for screening or hedge lines along property.