Pekin Lilac, syringa pekinensis

Pekin Lilac, syringa pekinensis
Item# DA-pekinlilac
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Product Description

Inventory as of Feb. 1, 2018: 2000 Seeds

Seed Specifications: Purity - 100%; Projected Germination Rate - 91%; Where Harvested (location) - North Dakota

The Pekin Lilac in early summer, two months after the common lilac blossoms have disappeared, the Pekin Lilac begins it's extravagant display. This lovely tree is related closely to the Japanese Tree Lilac, though it's slightly smaller in stature, with finer foliage. Pekin Lilacs are generally multi-stemmed, with loose oval crowns and beautiful, textured bark. Patience must be used with the Pekin Lilac for it doesn't bloom until it has matured. But when they do it's magnificent with it's huge puffs of fluffy ivory blooms. The Pekin Lilac can reach between 10-18 ft tall. It's hardy to zone 3. The Pekin Lilac is not demanding of soil type, however they do not tolerate poorly drained soils. They like full sun for best results.

Recommended Planting Instructions:

Scarification: Soak in water for 48 hours, change water each day. Stratification: Warm stratify for 60 days or cold stratify for 60 days. Germination: Sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp soil, and mulch seed bed. Other: Fall sowing in mulched seedbed is prefered to artificial stratification.

Other: Simply giving the seed a 90 day cold stratification may break dormancy.