Sensation Lilac

General Information

Sensation features stunning, dark purple blooms with white edges.  Pyramidal, terminal clusters of single flowers cover the shrub in late spring.  Its showy blooms provide a spectacular show during spring blooming. This common lilac cultivar grows as an upright shrub with dark green leaves.  Cut the elegant, two-toned flowering branches to enjoy indoors in your cut flower bouquet.  Great for a border, hedge or foundation planting.  Enjoy the nostalgia of this beautiful, fragrant lilac that will make you feel at home.

Additional Information

Syringa vulgaris ‘Sensation’ grows best in Full Sun, but will tolerate some shade.  It will grow 8-10’ tall with a spread of 6-12’. Plant in zones 3 to 7. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.  Deer tolerant.  Tolerates clay soil.

Care & Shipping Notes

Easy to grow in average, well drained soil.  Provide good air circulation. Fertilize spring and fall with Tree & Shrub fertilizer.  Remove spent flowers to increase the next seasons blooms. Prune immediately after flowering. Powdery mildew often causes a problem to the appearance of the shrub, but is not life threatening. This will occur especially in areas with high humidity. Blight, leaf spot and wilt may be problems.  Borers, leaf miners, and scale are often pests.  Frost may damage buds in early spring.  NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THESE US STATES AND TERRITORIES: AK, HI, GM, PR, VI. Also, WE NO LONGER SHIP TO CALIFORNIA due to Department of Ag restrictions on live plants.

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Light Full Sun


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