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Miss Canada Preston Lilac

Syringa x prestoniae 'Miss Canada'

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Miss Canada Preston Lilac (Syringa x prestoniae 'Miss Canada') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Miss Canada Preston Lilac flowers

Miss Canada Preston Lilac flowers

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Miss Canada Preston Lilac (Syringa x prestoniae 'Miss Canada') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Miss Canada Preston Lilac in bloom

Miss Canada Preston Lilac in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  10 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  2a

Group/Class:  Preston Lilac

Description:

A very attractive lilac absolutely smothered in dense upright panicles of lightly fragrant red pink flowers in late spring; coral-pink blooms, multi-stemmed; an ideal garden size; lovely in groupings; full sun and well-drained soil; non-suckering.

Ornamental Features

Miss Canada Preston Lilac features showy panicles of lightly-scented hot pink flowers rising above the foliage in late spring, which emerge from distinctive rose flower buds. It has forest green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn buttery yellow in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Miss Canada Preston 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 relatively low maintenance shrub, 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. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Miss Canada Preston Lilac is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Miss Canada Preston Lilac will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 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 particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

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