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What type of Lilac is this?

Posted by Dena_ab none (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 13, 13 at 17:35

Hi all, and thanks for your time.
We just bought a house and there are 3 of these lilac bushes in the yard. The bushes are about 10 feet tall and almost as wide They are very overgrown and not in great shape. I am hoping to find the specific type of lilac they are so I can read up on how to prune, care for them. thanks for your help
Dena


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RE: What type of Lilac is this?

Dena,It's hard to identify what kind of lilac as there are so many cultivars with similar looking flower colours. One of the largest collections of lilacs is managed by the University of Guelph here in Ontario. Perhaps you can make your inquiries directly with their staff.

Here is a link that might be useful: Lilac arboretum in Guleph,


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RE: What type of Lilac is this?

Thanks ianna :)


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RE: What type of Lilac is this?

Judging by its leaves, it looks like Preston lilac. I have a white-flowering Preston lilac and just love it:
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RE: What type of Lilac is this?

It's possible you have the Preston lilac 'Nocturne'.

Here is a link that might be useful: Preston lilac 'Nocturne'


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RE: What type of Lilac is this?

It looks like it could be Syringa pubescens, syn. S. microphylla, common name Lilac 'Sperba'.

Here is a link that might be useful: RHS


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RE: What type of Lilac is this?

Thank you all for taking the time to answer my question, very helpful :). thanks again


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