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Paul Thirion Lilac

Syringa vulgaris 'Paul Thirion'

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Paul Thirion Lilac (Syringa vulgaris 'Paul Thirion') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Paul Thirion Lilac flowers

Paul Thirion Lilac flowers

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Height:  12 feet

Spread:  8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Common Lilac

Group/Class:  French Hybrid Lilac

Description:

A lovely spring blooming shrub featuring very fragrant purple-pink blooms in upright panicles; upright, compact habit, very hardy, tends to sucker, ideal as a low screen; full sun and well-drained soil, allow room for air movement

Ornamental Features

Paul Thirion Lilac features showy panicles of fragrant fuchsia flowers with pink overtones rising above the foliage in mid spring. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has green foliage throughout the season. The heart-shaped leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Paul Thirion Lilac is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, 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, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Suckering
  • Invasive
  • Insects

Paul Thirion Lilac is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Paul Thirion Lilac will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium 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 is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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