Asessippi Hyacinth Lilac*

Syringa x hyacinthiflora 'Asessippi'

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Asessippi Hyacinth Lilac (Syringa x hyacinthiflora 'Asessippi') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Asessippi Hyacinth Lilac flowers

Asessippi Hyacinth Lilac flowers

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Asessippi Hyacinth Lilac (Syringa x hyacinthiflora 'Asessippi') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Asessippi Hyacinth Lilac in bloom

Asessippi Hyacinth Lilac in bloom

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  10 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Group/Class:  Early Flowering Lilac


A magnificent upright shrub featuring abundant single pale lavender bloom, spanicles of wonderfully fragrant flowers in early spring; needs full sun and well-drained soil; a non-suckering variety with good disease resistance.

Ornamental Features

Asessippi Hyacinth Lilac features showy panicles of fragrant lilac purple flowers rising above the foliage in early spring, which emerge from distinctive purple flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has bluish-green foliage throughout the season. The heart-shaped leaves turn an outstanding deep purple in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Asessippi Hyacinth 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 shrub will require occasional maintenance 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. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Asessippi Hyacinth Lilac is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Asessippi Hyacinth 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 3 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.


* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Flowers  Fall Color  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features