Syringa vulgaris 'Little Boy Blue'

Little Boy Blue Lilac

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Description

The Little Boy Blue cultivar of the common lilac is a dwarf form that bears abundant sky blue fragrant blooms in spring.

Members of the genus Syringa, commonly known as lilacs, are shrubs or small trees prized for their showy and fragrant blooms in late spring. The individual flowers are tubular in form and are borne in large panicles. While the common name of the plant has come to define a shade of pale purple, some species and hybrids have pink or white blossoms. Lilacs begin to set buds for the following year shortly after they finish blooming; if pruning is desired, it should be done immediately after flowering to maintain flower production the next year.

Lilacs are native to cooler temperate areas of southeastern Europe and eastern Asia with winter temperatures below freezing; there are no lilacs native to North America. The genus includes at least 12 species and numerous hybrids and cultivars. The Chicago Botanic Garden's collection contains over 50 varieties of lilac and more than 800 plants.

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Round
Exposure
Full Sun
Bloom Time
May - June
Bloom Color
Blue
Landscape Use
Screen/Hedge, Bedding or Border
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Shrub
Hardiness Zone
3 - 7