3-gal potted shrub planted 11 months ago. Zone 5b, first year blooms.
The Old Paton Lilac. Planted in Iowa, 1875. Moved to Illinois in 1988 by GuyS (StarhillForest)
First boom on this plant
2nd spring after planting "sprig", getting a few buds.
Lilac Pods and seeds
the buds have bursted! April 7th 08
Beautiful scent and color
This gal out did herself this year with fragrant clusters
ROWE Arboretum, May 1 2008, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
A shot of flowers - they are very fragrant
End of February - and she's beginning to wake up
Early April buds...
Late April, Pacific Northwest. Not sure of the cultivar!
Huge lilac in Toronto, May 19, 2009
Seedpods starting to form
Seedpods after they split open, spilled their seeds, and dried up.
Late September, fall color.
May 10, 2013
In Lynn\'s garden at Whangamata, NZ
In a private garden in Waihi, NZ
The second blooming time in fall. (The first time in spring.)
Taken in 2011. This lilac is growing in my Mom's former yard. It is estimated to be over 65 years old.
picture taken @ Denver Botanical Garden