‘James Macfarlane’ Lilac

‘James Macfarlane’
Syringa 8' x 6-10' [(S. x josiflexa ‘Royalty’) x unknown) Albert F. Yeager intro, UNH, 1959.

True-pink single trumpet-like flowers with a pleasant fragrance that always surprises us wafting across the yard a couple of weeks after the vulgaris lilacs are gone by. Blooms in late June, long after the other lilacs have faded.

Long large elliptical foliage typical of the Preston hybrids. Upright form. Precocious. Will not sucker. Named for a beloved longtime UNH horticulturalist and greenhouse manager. Z3. (1-3' bare-root plants)

598 ‘James Macfarlane’
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Plant in a sunny (at least 6 hours of sunlight each day) well-drained location in moderately rich soil; sandy gravelly loam is perfect. Pink, lavender and blue lilacs color up best in soil with a neutral pH. Spacing depends on your plan; lilacs perform well as hedges as well as specimens.

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