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Lilac 'James Macfarlane'

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The Syringa x Prestoniae 'James MacFarlane' - James Macfarlane Lilac blooms about two weeks after the traditional common lilac allowing you to enjoy the beautiful scenery and wonderful scent for a while longer. With a showy display of true, dark burgundy pink flowers blooming in large clusters on the branch tips, these wonderfully fragrant flowers bloom from late spring to early summer depending on your zone. This elegant hardy shrub is easy to care for, easily shaped, extremely adaptable and can withstand moisture conditions most other hybrids cannot. And like all other Lilacs, their flowers attract humming birds and pollinators such as bees and butterflies to your garden.


Full sun to partial sun.

Attracts birds, bees and butterflies.

Pink flowers, very fragrant

This James Macfarlane Lilac ships in a 1 Gallon pot

Size: Mature size can reach up to 8’ft high and 10'ft wide

Light: Prefers full sun for better blooms

Growth Rate: Moderate

Characteristics: Non-suckering growth from base. Grows in an oval shape with a neat and narrow base. Fragrant flower clusters bloom from the tips of branches in a dark burgundy pink shade Attracts pollinators such as bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Easy to care for and maintain.

Hardiness Zone: 2 - 7

Soil: Rich, fertile, well-drained soil with pH around: 6.1 - 7.8. Cold hardy, tolerant to brief periods of damp soil and mildew resistant. Water in periods of drought. Pruning after flowering periods is recommended but not necessary, but timing is important as they bloom on old growth. Fertilize lilacs in late winter.

*Pictures shown are of mature plants and not what you will receive.

Requires at least 6-8 hours a day in order to bloom.

Best to plant in late fall or early spring after last freeze. Will require more watering if planting during the warmer months.

Allow at least 8' - 10'ft when planting for mature growth growth to avoid over crowding.

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Hardiness zone for this plant: 2 - 7

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Lilac 'James Macfarlane'

The Syringa vulgaris (common lilac) naturally occurred on the mountains of Southeastern Europe, spreading throughout Western European gardens and eventually reaching North America in the 18th century. And explorers later sending home samples and seed of Syringa meyeri (Korean lilac) specimens discovered on their expeditions shedding a light on new species of lilacs. Their increase in popularity inspired European and American nurserymen and horticulturist to breed and collect cultivars with the brightest, largest, most colorful and strongly scented blooms.

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