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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    The Persian lilac is much more delicate and heat resistant than the common lilac, with a lighter fragrance and smaller flowers.

    Latin Name

    Syringa x persica


    Family

    Oleaceae


    Type of Plant

    Shrub

    Bloom Season

    April - May


    Specifications

    Max Height: 8'
    Max Spread: 10'

    Uses

  • Hedge

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Colors


    Native Range

    Garden origin


    History

    Washington obtained two of these from John Bartram's nursery in 1792.


    Other Details

    Grown by Washington

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