Katherine Havemeyer French Lilac

Syringa vulgaris

Growing Zone 3-7
  • Height:         10-12 ft
  • Width:         8-10 ft
  • Spacing:      8-10 ft
  • Design Role:  Landscapes, Filler

  • Location: Full sun
  • Water: Average
  • Fertilizer:  Average
  • Growth Habit:  Upright



Do you dream of the scent of lilacs wafting from your garden? Katherine Havemeyer Lilac (Syringa vulgaris ‘Katherine Havemeyer’) will fulfill all of your lilac dreams and then some.This beautiful French Hybrid covers itself in abundant clusters of double, lavender-pink, fragrant flowers on dark green, disease resistant foliage. There are so many blooms that you smell her luscious classic lilac scent long before you see her in the garden.Katherine Havemeyer has that typical wild lilac form that adds such depth and beauty to your garden. Use it as a specimen plant in a border or foundation planting or in a perennial bed as a structural counterpoint to spring bloomers. Strong and long lived, this popular shrub is easily grown in a normal garden soil and full sun. No need to coddle it. It’s tougher than it looks!Make sure you give it plenty of room to grow, though. It quickly reaches its full height of 10-12 feet tall and 8-10 feet wide. It makes a very colorful border or screen.