Plant family: Rhamnaceae - Buckthorn
Plant type: Shrub
Plant origin: N/A, California
Clay, Decomposed Granite
Exceptional Fragrance, Slope Stabilizer, Tolerant of Clay Soil, Tolerates Hard Frost
This under utilized lilac is an erect shrub gowing to 12' tall with an open, spreading habit. A stand of this wild lilac in bloom is a real sight to behold. It is covered in gorgeous radiant blue flowers in spring. It is one of the later flowering lilacs. It is fast growing and may need some pruning to keep it in shape. It does great in coastal California landscapes but needs good drainage and very little water.
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