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Beauty of Moscow Lilac for Sale Online
Lilac Beauty of Moscow also known as Syringa vulgaris 'Krasavitsa Moskvy' produces large double white flowers that are tinged with pink-blue highlights. The flowers are perfectly formed and highly fragrant as they emerge in mid-spring. This spectacular Lilac offers not only rare beauty but is also very resistant to pests and disease. In addition, it's extremely hardy and weather resistant.
Lilac Beauty of Moscow shrubs offer an abundance of double white flowers that are very fragrant. This vigorous variety can reach 10 to 12 feet tall with a spread of 8 feet. Very fragrant flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies. is extremely hardy, and has a long blooming period.
The large double flowers resemble pearls in when in the bud, and open to a whitish-blue hue. The striking combination of buds and flowers creates an interesting bi-color effect. Flowers are highly fragrant and abundant making this a highly sought-after garden plant, as well as a perfect choice for cut flowers inside.
|Mature Height:||12 to 15 feet|
|Mature Width:||10 to 12 feet|
|Classification:||Broad Leaved deciduous shrub, re-blooming|
|Habit:||Upright, rounded habit|
|Flower Color:||White with light pink highlights|
|Pruning Season:||No pruning needed|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||olerates moist soil and full sun. Full sun brings out the best flowering. Will adapt to drier sites|
How to Care for Beauty of Moscow Lilac
Before you buy a Beauty of Moscow Lilac Shrub, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving.
How do I plant a Beauty of Moscow Lilac?
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Lilac Beauty of Moscowthat you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Lilac Beauty of Moscow to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole.
How do I water Lilac Beauty of Moscow Shrubs?
After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Lilac Beauty of Moscow Shrubs a good deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5 a three gallon pot would be 15 and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks. Gator Bags are a good investment that will help minimize the watering chore.
How do I fertilize Lilac Beauty of Moscow Shrubs?
Lilac Beauty of Moscow Shrubs grow best if they are fertilized lightly in the spring once frost has passed with a well-balanced, extended-release, fertilizer such as espoma Tree-tone. Fertilize Lilac Beauty of Moscow Shrubs again 6 to 8 weeks later to encourage denser foliage or faster growth of young flowering shrubs. We recommend Bio-Tone fertilizer when planting. Either chemical fertilizers or organic matter can be used successfully with Lilac Beauty of Moscow Shrubs. Since an organic method of applying manure and/or compost around the roots, produces excellent results and also improves the condition of the soil, this would be an excellent first line of attack.
How do I mulch Lilac Beauty of Moscow Shrubs?
We highly recommend that you mulch your Lilac Beauty of Moscow Shrubs with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Any type of mulch will do but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they breakdown. Mulching helps to keep weeds away which will compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. A 2 to 3 inch layer of mulch is sufficient but remember to take care not to cover any part of the stem of the plant with mulch. Its better to leave a one inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the Lilac Beauty of Moscow Shrubs.