Overview:Categories: Deciduous, Short or Dense Barrier, Wildlife Value, Windbreak
Deciduous, tall shrub; high tolerance to cold and drought, as well as adapted to wide range of soil and moisture levels, up to 8,500′ elev.;
Excellent when used either in outer rows of multi-row windbreaks, or in single rows where low, dense barrier is desired.
Because of root suckers, lilacs provide high quality cover for numerous species of birds and animals, but has very little value for food or browsing by wildlife.
Features:Scientfic Name: Syringa spp.
Growth Habit: Dense
Growth Rate: Rapid
Max. Height (ft): 12
Max Width/Spread (ft): 12
Life Span: Moderate
Cold Hardiness: Excellent
Drought Resistance: Very Good
Elevation Range: 8000
Wildlife Value: High
Wildlife Notes: Songbirds; cover value
Seasonal Color: Purple or White Spring Flowers
Possible Insect Issues: Lilac borer, leaf miners, owyster shell scalle
Possible Disease Issues: lilac leaf blotch, powdery mildew leaf spots
Miscellany: Dense Barrier
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