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Here are some other interesting cultivars of Syringa sp. (Lilacs) to consider. Five species groups, each with unique characteristics, are represented here:
Maiden Blush Lilac. An exceptionally fine early blooming hybrid with fragrant, pink to lavender-pink flowers.
Mount Baker Preston Lilac. This cultivar is very hardy and blooms before french hybrids. Profuse, single white flowers.
Pocahontas Preston Lilac. An early bloomer with fragrant, deep reddish- purple, single flowers.
Dwarf Korean Lilac. Fragrant flowers bloom profusely on this unusual dwarf variety. Excellent uniform habit.
Josee Dwarf Lilac. Sweet fragrance from May to October with pretty pink bloom.
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A hardy fragrant lilac. Blooms when others have finished with pale pink coloured flowers.
Clump form. Compact, round habit that flowers heavily at young age. White blooms.
Common White Lilac. A hardy vigorous shrub with attractive foliage and single white flowers. Blue green foliage.
Agincourt Beauty French Hybrid Lilac. Single, large purple.
‘Belle de Nancy’
Belle de Nancy Lilac. Double pink flowered cultivar.
Charles Joly Lilac. One of the earlier, still popular hybrids. Double flowers with purple buds opening to magenta.
‘Edward J. Gardiner’
Edward J. Gardiner Lilac. Excellent double pink flowers.
Ellen Wilmott Lilac. Excellent double white flowers.
Katherine Havemeyer Lilac. Double, lavender pink flower clusters are produced freely.
Krasavitska Moskvy Lilac. A beautiful lilac with double, delicate pale pink flowers produced abundantly on vigorous plant.
Lila Wonder French Lilac. Flowers look lilac from a distance, but are purple with a white edge.
Ludwig Spaeth Lilac. An old cultivar, but still one of the best purples.
Mme Lemoine Lilac. Double white flowers on a wide spreader bush. Very showy.
Monge Lilac. An outstanding showy reddish-purple hybrid. Long stems make for good cut flowers.
Paul Thirion Lilac. Double magenta flowers.
President Grevy Lilac. Double, lilac-blue with starry florets on large panicles. Vigorous growers.
President Lincoln Lilac. Single, medium blue flowers. Possibly the truest to blue of any lilac.
Primrose Lilac. Creamy yellow buds open to single, cream colored flowers on large, round shrub. Unique color.
Sensation Lilac. Single purple florets with a distinctive pure white border. A unique lilac.
Common Lilac. This popular lilac blooms in June, fine for hedges and screens.
Wedgewood Blue Lilac. Highly fragrant blue single flowers develop from pinkish buds. Good blues are a rarity amongst lilacs and this is exceptional.
Wonder Blue Lilac. Single blue flowers on compact plant.
Yankee Doodle Lilac. Deep dark purple, profuse blooms.
Bloomerang Purple Lilac. prune spent flower heads to encourage new blooms
x Prestoniae ‘Donald Wyman’
Donald Wyman Preston Lilac. Panicles of purple buds opening to single reddish- purple flowers in mid June.
x Prestoniae ‘James Macfarlane’
James Macfarlane Preston Lilac. True single pink flowers bloom freely. Extremely hardy and adaptable shrub.
x Prestoniae ‘Minuet’
Minuet Preston Lilac. A late flowering dwarf hybrid with light purple buds and light rosy flowers.
x Prestoniae ‘Miss Canada’
Miss Canada Preston Lilac. A heavily flowering cross between 'redwine' and 'hiawatha' with deep rose-pink flowers.
x Tinkerbelle ’Bailbelle’
Tinkerbelle Lilac. Has a pleasing spicy fragrance and wine-red buds open to single, pink blooms. Suitable as specimen.
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