Plant Finder

ONLINE ASSISTANCE

Want to find the perfect plant for your landscape, or identify a mystery plant? Hartman Garden Center has an online Plant Finder to help you with your task. Remember, the best solution is always to talk to our plant and landscaping experts. Don’t hesitate to give us a call at (952) 443-2990.

    shrub

    Prairie Petite Lilac

    Syringa vulgaris 'Prairie Petite'

    Add To My Wish List

    print page
     
    Prairie Petite Lilac (Syringa vulgaris 'Prairie Petite') at Hartman Companies

    Prairie Petite Lilac flowers

    Prairie Petite Lilac flowers

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Prairie Petite Lilac (Syringa vulgaris 'Prairie Petite') at Hartman Companies

    Prairie Petite Lilac in bloom

    Prairie Petite Lilac in bloom

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Height:  4 feet

    Spread:  4 feet

    Sunlight:  full sun 

    Hardiness Zone:  2

    Other Names:  Common Lilac

    Group/Class:  Miniature Lilac

    Description:

    An interesting spring blooming miniature lilac featuring sweetly fragrant pink flowers in upright panicles; upright, multi-stemmed habit, very hardy, tends to sucker, ideal for small area; full sun and well-drained soil, allow room for air movement

    Ornamental Features

    Prairie Petite Lilac features showy panicles of fragrant pink flowers rising above the foliage in mid spring. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has bluish-green foliage throughout the season. The heart-shaped leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Prairie Petite 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 is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care 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. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

    • Suckering
    • Invasive
    • Insects

    Prairie Petite Lilac is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • Hedges/Screening
    • General Garden Use

    Planting & Growing

    Prairie Petite Lilac will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground. It grows at a slow 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 is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Massing  Screening  Garden 
    Applications
    Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
    Ornamental Features
    Member, MN Nursery & Landscape Association
    Proud Member, ICPI
    Better Business Bureau Accredited Business
    hartmancompanies in Victoria, MN on Houzz
    Find us on Facebook
    Follow us on Twitter
    Find us on Houzz
    Check us out on Instagram