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Superba Littleleaf Lilac

Syringa microphylla Superba
SKU: HC017454
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
No longer available this season.
‘Superba’ Littleleaf Lilac (Syringa microphylla) provides an incredible show of highly fragrant, deep pink flowers in mid-spring and often reblooms in late summer. Deep green leaves are smaller than those of common lilac cultivars, boasting mildew resistance superior to that of many lilacs. A delight for pollinators and gardeners alike! ‘Superba’ makes a fantastic deer-resistant anchor shrub for the back of large beds and borders, and forms a well-behaved hedge that grows wide but not overly tall. Winner of the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.
key features
Botanical Name
Syringa microphylla Superba
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7
Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Mass Plantings, Privacy
Soil Moisture
Waterwise, Average, Moist / Wet
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
60-84" (5-7' tall)
Bloom Time
Late spring


6-7’ tall x 10’ wide. ‘Superba’ Littleleaf Lilac (Syringa microphylla) is a terrific shrub for those who love the fragrance and beauty of lilac blossoms, but want more consistent and prolific blooming. ‘Superba’ bears small, deep-green, slightly fuzzy leaves upon a fairly uniform, attractive framework from mid-spring onwards. Prune lightly to maintain shape in early winter, but bear in mind that lilacs bloom on wood grown the previous season - hard winter pruning will severely diminish the spring show. Plant in average, well-drained soils that are moisture retentive. Syringa microphylla ‘Superba’ is a lover of alkaline soils and is therefore a good choice as a foundation shrub. Full sun is preferred, though partial sun is tolerated with a decrease in bloom.
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