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Lilac 'Betsy Ross'


  • This Lilac 'Betsy Ross' ships in a 1 Gallon Pot
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The Syringa x Oblata 'Betsy Ross' - Betsy Ross Lilac was the first lilac released by the U.S National Arboretums's Breed program for disease resistant lilacs that thrive in warmer climates. Producing large cluster of extremely fragrant, pure white blooms on the tips of the branches in early spring. This sun loving lilac makes for a wonderful showpiece in your garden, filling your garden with pollinators such as bees, butterflies as well as hummingbirds.

Full sun to partial sun.

Attracts birds, bees and butterflies.

White flowers, very fragrant

Additional features: Fragrant, Attracts Pollinators, Fall Color, Drought Tolerant, and Disease Resistant

This Betsy Ross Lilac ships established in a 1 Gallon pot.

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

Light: Prefers full sun

Characteristics: Spreading, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub. Fragrant flower clusters bloom from the tips of branches in a pure white shade. Attracts pollinators such as bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Easy to care for and maintain.

Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8

Soil: Rich, fertile, well-drained with pH ranging between 6.0-7.5. More heat tolerant than other varieties and disease 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.

*We cannot send plants to Alaska or Hawaii.

*Plants ship dormant in winter months.

*Pictures shown are of mature plants.

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: 4 - 8

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Lilac 'Betsy Ross'

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. 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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