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Syringa hyacinthiflora Excel - Lilac Excel

Syringa x hyacinthiflora Excel has performed quite well in our gardens. The Lilac Excel can grow to 10 feet and spread to 6-8 feet or more. Syringa Excel grows in full sun and was selected for its heat tolerance and early blooming. Syringa Excel blooms from the late Winter through Early Spring. The single purple flowered clusters are a great show in the early season. The Lilac Excel prefers regular water and good drainage, but has persisted in gardens near the coast and inland valleys without supplemental irrigation and still bloomed gloriously. Syringa Excel is one of the Descanso Hybrid Lilac's bred to bloom in low chill gardens in California. Syringa Excel is Winter hardy to zone 3

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Syringa Excel, Excel Lilac