|Preston - 'Minuet' -|
|An extremely attractive and tight-formed shrub with upright panicles of lightly fragrant pink flowers in late spring. The dense nature of the dark green foliage and non suckering nature makes the Minuet Lilac ideal as a privacy hedge.|
|Botanical (latin) name:||Sryinga x prestoniae 'Minuet'|
|Height 8ft (2.5m)||Spread 6ft (2m)|
|summer leaf colour - dark green||Fall leaf colour - yellow|
|Seeds small oval woody||Bark - smooth grey|
|Blossom colour - light pink||Fragrance - subtle|
|Habit - Upright rounded||Placement - full sun, moist well drained soils|
|Why would you want this shrub?||Floral Hedge, feature plant, middle row of a multi row planting|
Minuet Preston Lilac features showy panicles of lightly-scented lavender flowers rising above the foliage in late spring, which emerge from distinctive purple flower buds. It has forest green foliage throughout the season turning a buttery yellow in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The smooth gray bark is not particularly outstanding.
Minuet Preston Lilac is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Minuet Preston Lilac is recommended for the following landscape applications;
General Garden Use
Fascinating Foliage Facts
The Preston Lilacs were developed by Isabella Preston in the early 1920s. Born in 1881 in Lancaster England, she emigrated to Canada in 1912 where she worked at the Ontario Agricultural College (now Guelph University) to become the first woman hybridist in Canada. At her death in 1965 she had developed hundreds of hardier varieties of lilies, lilacs, crabapples iris and roses.
|Price last updated on Nov 20, 2020||Listing of Lilacs|