James MacFarlane Lilac
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James MacFarlane Lilacs (Syringa Xprestoniae 'James MacFarlane') were first developed in the early 1900s in Canada, but were officially introduced to the public in 1959 by the University of New Hampshire. They are named after James MacFarlane, a former horticulturist at the University of New Hampshire.

Up to 10 feet tall and 6 feet wide
Flowers, Fruit, Foliage
Showy, hot pink, fragrant flowers bloom in late spring. Large, textured, green leaves emerge in early spring and fade to a yellow color in the autumn.
Pests & Diseases
Powdery mildew
Landscape Use
Great as a specimen, screen, hedge, or accent
Care Practices
Plant in full sun and prune when necessary after flowering. These low-maintenance shrubs are extremely cold hardy and tolerate a variety of soil and pH types, high levels of air pollution, and moderately dry or moist conditions once established. This cultivar does not sucker.
Native Range