This stunning shrub is grown both for its lilac-blue blooms and outstanding fragrance. Its large clusters of buds are a lilac pink before opening to a light blue in mid to late spring. This shrub quickly grows to 8 feet tall and 5 to 6 feet wide. Plant this shrub in an area where you can enjoy its iconic fragrance.
Lilacs prefer alkaline soils and are drought-tolerant once established. They bloom best in full sun but will tolerate light shade. Lilacs have few significant insects and diseases to worry about but should be lightly pruned after they bloom to remove spent flowers and encourage energy to go into next year’s blooms. The Blue Skies lilac works well as an accent plant, a large foundation plant, or even a hedge.