Syringa x oblata
I’ve rarely seen happy Lilacs here along the coast of California, we just don’t have the right weather. Four years ago, we began trialing ‘Betsy Ross’, bred to be highly adaptable to warm, humid weather, mild Winters and the cold Winters of the Midwest and East and West Coasts. What a thrill! It thrives here, enchanting us with its very large 8-10” panicles of deliciously fragrant snow white blooms. To 8-10’ tall and wide with thick, heart-shaped leaves, it’s bred for profuse Springtime bloom, resistance to powdery mildew and for its attractive, rounded habit. You can pinch it back in May for smaller stature. Best cut flowers! EASILY grown in fertile, humus rich soil. Plant where you can enjoy is fragrance! Deciduous. Deer resistant.