Violet Uprising™ Lilac

Syringa patula ‘JN Upright Select’ PPAF

Description & Overview

Violet Uprising™ Lilac is a new introduction (2020) selected for its upright habit and heavy flowering habit. Typically, taller than broad, this selection is an exceptional choice for hedging in a sunny location. At 9 years old, the original plant was 6 feet tall by 5 feet wide with minimal shearing. The intoxicatingly fragrant violet flowers are lighter in color than Miss Kim Lilac and larger, averaging 12 inches long and 6 inches across. Selected by Michael Yanny, this plant is sure to be a hit.

Core Characteristics

Wisconsin Native: No
USDA Hardiness Zone: to zone 3
Mature Height: 4-6 feet
Mature Spread: 4-5 feet
Growth Rate: Moderate
Growth Form: Upright oval
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Site Requirements: Average, requires well-drained soils
Flower: Violet to lavender panicle, quickly aging to white, fragrant
Bloom Period: May
Foliage: Green
Fall Color: Red, purple, variable
Urban Approved: No
Fruit Notes: Capsule