Wonderblue Lilac: Blue Wonder!

Authored by Sheldon Falk - Owner
May 3rd, 2021
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Wonderblue Lilac, what makes this lilac a wonder? I have two very good reasons – and a bunch of other reasons to grow lilacs in general.

First of all: it’s blue. The true diagnosis of the colour would be blue-lavender with a hint of purple. The buds are a dark purple with the flowers opening up to a nice lavender-blue and then fading into a lighter blue with a hint of pink. So it’s not sky blue but it is blue.

The second big reason for the wonder is just as valuable. It only grows to the 5 feet high and wide. Unless we’re thinking of hedges or large spaces to fill, many lilacs can become a little too big. This one stays within its bounds and can be planted in multiple places. Beside the house, or deck, or near the fence. Just make sure it’s not a low spot because all lilacs dislike soggy soil.

Like most of its cousins, this dwarf blue wonder is very fragrant, cold tolerant and puts an excellent show on in the spring. They are easy to care for and have a long life span. They can live 50 to 75 years.

The main reason I’m excited about this plant is because it’s blue and compact so we really have no other shrubs that gives us anything near a blue colour. President Grevy and President Lincoln are two other blue lilac varieties that we have carried in the past and hope to still have on hand but they get quite large.

Most of us look for plants that are containable and don’t need a lot of trimming. It’s too cold to grow blue hydrangeas well here, so I’m glad the blue flowers come on the easy care, hardy dwarf lilac.

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