Dwarf - 'Prairie Petite'
An interesting spring blooming miniature lilac featuring sweetly fragrant pink flowers in upright panicles in a compact rounded multi-stemmed habit. Ideal as a low hedge or small full sun well drained areas.
Prairie Petite Flowers
Prairie Petite Flowers
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Botanical (latin) name: Syringa Vulgris 'Prairie Petite'
Zone 3
Height 4ft (1.5m) Spread 4ft (1.5m)
summer leaf colour - dark green Fall leaf colour - yellow
Seeds small oval woody Bark - smooth grey
Blossom colour - light pink Fragrance - exquisit perfume
Habit - Dwarf round Placement - full sun, moist well drained soils
Why would you want this shrub? Low hedge,, centre piece of a rock garden

The Prairie Petite Lilac features showy panicles of fragrant pink flowers rising above the foliage in mid spring. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has bluish-green foliage throughout the season that turns yellow in the fall. The oval brown seeds and smooth grey bark are not particularly outstanding.

This dwarf Lilac is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright rounded habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.This is a moderate maintenance shrub that will require regular care 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 but not deer.

The Prairie Petite Lilac will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground. It grows at a slow 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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