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Anabel Lilac Bush

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  • - Syringa
  • - Height: 6-8 feet
  • - Hardiness Zone: 3-7
  • - Exposure: Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: May
  • - Each Quart contains 1 Anabel Syringa
Plant Features

The Anabel Syringa Plant may also be spelled as 'Annabel' or 'Annabelle' and is one of the earliest blooming lilacs. Bred by Hawkins in 1948, this hybrid cross has the attributes of both Syringa vulgaris and hyacinthiflora, including the salt tolerance; he named this daintily-colored beauty after his wife. First introduced in 1956, pretty Anabel has been a landscaping staple for decades. Bearing pretty pink buds in early spring, the florets are double-petalled, opening pastel pink and maturing nearly or completely white, and of course, have that wonderful scent that only lilacs have. Be sure to collect lilac sprigs to bring that signature perfume indoors. Removing the spent flowers promptly will encourage more blooms, and then prune after the flowering has ended, usually in mid to late summer. Known to attract butterflies.

Companion Planting: Clematis, Dogwood, Magnolia, Passiflora

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours
Soil Moisture Moist to Dry
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Clay soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Mature Spread 6-8 feet
Habit Mounded
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Wild Birds
Features Cut Flower, Fragrant
Garden Styles Butterfly Garden, Cottage Garden, Pollinator Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Focal Point, Texture, Winter Interest
Critter Resistance Deer, Rabbit
Pet Friendly Yes

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Nice Syringa

The Anabel Syringa plants arrived looking healthy.

From Lynn | May 19, 2013

survived bitter winter

I wasn't sure about this twig, especially that it is planted in a pot on my deck and had to live through bitter Chicago winter. It survived without it being covered with mulch or anything at all. It is looking healthy and growing and flowering the first spring it is here. No Home Depot plant would have survived.

From jane | May 05, 2013