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PlantFiles: Esther Staley Lilac
Syringa x hyacinthiflora 'Esther Staley'

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Family: Oleaceae (oh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Syringa (si-RING-gah) (Info)
Species: x hyacinthiflora (hy-uh-sin-ih-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Esther Staley
Hybridized by Clarke; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1949

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Category:
Shrubs

Height:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pink
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive coriaceous On Mar 28, 2015, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Hyacinthiflora hybrids bloom about 10 days before the common lilacs, and are valuable for extending the lilac bloom season in a mixed planting.

They have the same delightful fragrance as common lilac. They are also shorter and tend to produce their flowers closer to nose level.

All are highly resistant to the powdery mildew that often afflicts common lilac. Some also have attractive reddish fall color.

All are descendents of crosses between S. vulgaris and S. oblata var dilatata.

Positive slyperso1 On May 8, 2008, slyperso1 from Richland, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

This shrub is a hybrid lilac with good cold
hardiness. The parents are S. oblata and S. vulgaris.
The foliage becomes bronze to purplish-red in the fall.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

La Canada Flintridge, California
Cincinnati, Ohio



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