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Prince Charming Lilac*

Syringa 'Prince Charming'

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Prince Charming Lilac (Syringa 'Prince Charming') at Glasshouse Nursery

Prince Charming Lilac flowers

Prince Charming Lilac flowers

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Prince Charming Lilac (Syringa 'Prince Charming') at Glasshouse Nursery

Prince Charming Lilac in bloom

Prince Charming Lilac in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  6 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3b

Group/Class:  Fairytale Series Lilac


Deep wine-red flower buds open to panicles of spicy fragrant lavender-pink flowers in late spring, the combination is stunning, ideal for mass planting or as a hedge; needs full sun and well-drained soil

Ornamental Features

Prince Charming Lilac is clothed in stunning panicles of fragrant lavender flowers at the ends of the branches in late spring, which emerge from distinctive crimson flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The small pointy leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Prince Charming Lilac is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Prince Charming Lilac is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Prince Charming Lilac will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.


* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Flowers  Plant Form  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features