Villosa Lilac, aka Late Lilac, is a relatively large, cold hardy shrub.
Its mauve flowers grow in clusters at the end of its branches during mid to late summer and fade to a light pink as it matures. Villosa Lilac grows quickly and is very drought resistant, making it most suitable for the outer row of a shelterbelt. Its roots are non-suckering and it does not compete with nearby crops.
This species is also known as one of the more salt-tolerant species for those with saline soils.
Many people alternate villosa and common purple lilacs to create the impression that the hedge is in flower for almost a full month.
Our most popular age and size for this tree. These two-year-old seedlings are from the same seed source but the majority of them took off in growth and are much taller than our other 2 year old villosa.
Stock Type: Bareroot Age: 2 years (P+1) Size: 55-90 cm (21.5-35.5")
These two-year-old seedlings spent a year in the greenhouse and a year in our bareroot fields. These trees are smaller in height but have great root collar diameters indicating they are ready to take off.
The smaller size makes these easier to plant or use with the tree planter.
Stock Type: Bareroot Age: 2 year (P+1) Size: 28-55 cm (11-21.5")
Zone: 2a Height: 5 m (16 ft) Spread: 3 m (10 ft) Moisture: dry, normal Light: full sun Fall colour: yellow Flowers: fragrant purple clusters Growth rate: medium Life span: medium Maintenance: low Suckering: low Pollution tolerance: high
In row spacing: 0.9 m (3 ft) Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)