Hyacinth Lilac - 'Pocahontas'-
Pocahontas Hyacinth Lilac features showy panicles of fragrant purple flowers rising above the foliage in early spring, which emerge from distinctive burgundy flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has bluish-green foliage throughout the season. The heart-shaped leaves turn an outstanding deep purple in the fall.
Maroon Flowers from Burgundy Buds
Maroon Flowers from Burgundy Buds
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Botanical (latin) name: Syringa hycacinthiflora Pocohontas
Zone 3
Height 10ft (3m) Spread 8ft (2.5m)
summer leaf colour - dark green Fall leaf colour - deep purple
Seeds small oval woody Bark - smooth grey
Blossom colour - Maroon Fragrance - subtle
Habit - Upright rounded Placement - full sun, moist well drained soils
Why would you want this shrub? Spring fragrance, vsiual barrier, middle or back row in a multi-row planting

Description:
The Pocahontas Hyacinth Lilac an exceptional tall accent shrub featuring upright panicles of profuse deep maroon flowers in early spring on an upright growing shrub; needs full sun and well-drained soil; non-suckering with good disease resistance.

This Lilac features showy panicles of fragrant purple flowers rising above the foliage in early spring, which emerge from distinctive burgundy flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has bluish-green foliage throughout the season. The heart-shaped leaves turn an outstanding deep purple in the fall. The fruit and smooth gray bark is not particularly outstanding.

The Pocahontas Hyacinth 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 shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, 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, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

The Pocahontas Hyacinth Lilac will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.

Mature Tree in Full Bloom
Mature Tree in Full Bloom

Price last updated on Feb 11, 2014 Listing of Lilacs

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