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Sugar Plum Fairy Lilac

Syringa 'Sugar Plum Fairy'

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Sugar Plum Fairy Lilac (Syringa 'Sugar Plum Fairy') at Salisbury Greenhouse and Landscaping

Sugar Plum Fairy Lilac flowers

Sugar Plum Fairy Lilac flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Sugar Plum Fairy Lilac (Syringa 'Sugar Plum Fairy') at Salisbury Greenhouse and Landscaping

Sugar Plum Fairy Lilac flowers

Sugar Plum Fairy Lilac flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  4 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Group/Class:  Fairytale Series Lilac

Description:

A newer hybrid lilac featuring incredibly fragrant soft lilac pink flowers in frothy panicles and a compact form; late-flowering, considered the hardiest of the Fairytale lilacs, makes a great flowering hedge or accent in the shrub garden

Ornamental Features

Sugar Plum Fairy Lilac is smothered in stunning panicles of fragrant shell pink flowers at the ends of the branches in late spring, which emerge from distinctive rose flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The small pointy leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Sugar Plum Fairy Lilac is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, 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 to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Sugar Plum Fairy Lilac is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Sugar Plum Fairy Lilac will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. 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. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Plant Form  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features