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.