Syringa Dream Cloud Description
Enjoy soft dreamy color, lavish blooms & heady perfume of a classic lilac border in spring.
Lilac or Syringa are staples of the garden with their large showy clusters, intoxicating fragrance, & superb hardiness. This spring flowering deer & drought proof shrub forms an attractive shape growing 4-5' tall and wide and can be used in mixed borders, specimens, hedge plants or urban gardens.
Dream Cloud boasts exra large panicles measuring 12" long x 9" wide which are loved by butterflies! Fluffy panicles of pink flowers smothering the plant when in full bloom in early spring. It's alluring fragrance will permeate your entire garden. Plant near an area where you can be appreciate the fragrance - such as near a front entryway, patio or along a path.
Make sure to cut a few for indoor bouquets as they make great cut flowers and make sure to prune right after flowering so it has time to set next year's buds.
A must for the spring garden. Even in summer, handsome foliage provide a pleasing background to small shrubs and perennials and turns a rich purple color in fall.
Highly resistant to powdery mildew and other diseases that often plague Lilacs, this easy care-heat tolerant shrub low maintenance choice for the fragrant garden
Introduced by Plants Nouveau.
Designing with Lilac
To get the most out its fragrance, plant in groups of 3 or more and place where you can enjoy their fragrance. After blooming, they can be easily pruned to shape into hedges. Use as a background plant in a mixed perennial border. Pair with other spring bloomers such as Azaleas, Fothergilla. Combine with Ornamental Grasses such as Miscanthus, or group a cluster of Knock Out Roses in their design.
Special Features: Butterfly Lovers, Deer Resistant, Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Heat Tolerant, Reblooming
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- Botanical Name:
Syringea Dream Cloud
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- Sun Exposure:
Sun, Part Shade
- Ship Form:
3 1/2" x 5" pot
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- Height x Width:
4-5' X 4-5'
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- Bloom Season:
Accent, Border, Container Gardening, Cottage Gardening, Foundation Planting, Hedge Massing, Specimen
- Cannot Ship to:
AK, CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #:patula 'Pink Flower Select' PPAF
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Soil: Average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Prefers moist, sandy soils, but has surprisingly good drought tolerance. Drought tolerant in the North; even moisture is required in the South
Light: Tolerates filtered sunlight, but prefers full sun.
Water: Medium -- well drained soil. Can adapt to dry or moist conditions but cannot tolerate standing water.
Spacing: 12- 24 inches
Fertilizing: Fertilize at planting time or in early spring with a slow-release product such as Osmocote™, Nutricote™, or Nursery Special™
Winterizing: Appreciates a winter mulch in the northern parts of its growing range.
Maintenance & Pruning: Deadhead individual spent flowers and remove spent flowering stems to encourage additional bloom. Once flowering is finished, plants can be cut back to the basal foliage if fresh new growth is desired.
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