Lilacs at the Central Experimental Farm

    Small Lilacs    

Small shrubs (under two metres) are desired for modern smaller gardens. Several examples are found in the Ornamental Gardens:

In the Rock Garden

S. meyeri 'Palibin'
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  • S. vulgaris 'Prairie Petite', a dwarf as a result of a mutation from seed irradiation.

  • S. 'Penda', marketed as (BLOOMERANG® PURPLE), a repeat bloomer.

  • S. meyeri 'Palibin', a shrub in the rock garden but on a standard in the Macoun Memorial Garden.

  • S. 'Bailbelle', marketed as TINKERBELLE, a member of the Fairytale Series of lilacs by Holland in U.S.A. It is a cross between S. meyeri 'Palibin' and S. pubescens subsp. microphylla 'Superba'.

In the Lilac Rows

S. pubescens subsp. julianae 'George Eastman'
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At the south entrance to Building 77

  • S. 'Red Pixie', one parent of which is S. pubescens subsp. julianae.

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