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Early Lilac Tree Seed - Syringa oblata Shrub seeds - FRAGRANT BLOOMS - Cold Hardy Zones 3 And UP

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Early Lilac - Syringa oblata

Cold Hardy to Zone 3 ~!!

Syringa oblata is a large shrub or small tree, 10 to 12 feet tall, related to S.vulgaris. New foliage has a bronze cast to it, changing to dark green, light red to red purple in the fall. Unusual among the lilacs in having any fall color. Flowers are pale lilac, to purple-lilac, on 2 to 5 inch panicles. Native to China.

Flora of china states: Shrubs or small trees to 5 m. Branchlets glabrous, puberulent, or pubescent. Petiole 1-3 cm; leaf blade ovate, ovate-orbicular, to reniform, slightly broader than long or slightly narrower than long, 2.5-10(-14) × 2.5-8(-15) cm, glabrous or pubescent, villous to glabrescent, base subcordate or truncate to broadly cuneate, apex abruptly acute to long acuminate.

Panicles erect, lateral, congested or lax, 4-16(-20) × 3-8(-10) cm. Pedicel 0-3 mm, glabrous or pubescent. Calyx 2-3 mm. Corolla purple, lilac, or sometimes white; tube subcylindric, 0.6-1.7(-2.2) cm; lobes ovate-orbicular to oblong or obovate-orbicular, 4-8(-10) mm, spreading. Anthers yellow, inserted 0-4 mm from mouth of corolla tube. Capsule obovate-elliptic, ovate, to oblong-lanceolate, 0.7-1.5(-2) cm, smooth.


Cut Flower

Flowering Shrub

Fragrant Flowers

Fall Color

Butterfly Attracting

Growing Info:

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.

Stratification: cold stratify for 30-90 days.

Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.

Other: can be fall sown without stratification.

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  1. They're growing! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Mar 2015

    I popped these in the fridge in a ziplock bag with a little bit of soil. It says to stratify for 30 to 90 days. Well, 30 days later, I found 6 little seedlings in my fridge. I've planted them and they're growing just fine.