Plant Information


Hers Manchurian Lilac

Syringa pubescens 'Hers'


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Hers Manchurian Lilac (Syringa pubescens 'Hers') at GardenWorks

Hers Manchurian Lilac flowers

Hers Manchurian Lilac flowers

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Hers Manchurian Lilac (Syringa pubescens 'Hers') at GardenWorks

Hers Manchurian Lilac in bloom

Hers Manchurian Lilac in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  8 feet

Spread:  8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Weeping Lilac


This large shrub offers small, blue-green leaves on a dramatically arching plant reaching perhaps eight feet with a comparable spread; the dainty lavender flowers appear and fill the air with heavenly fragrance; ideal for the small garden

Ornamental Features

Hers Manchurian Lilac features showy panicles of fragrant lavender flowers rising above the foliage in late spring. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has bluish-green foliage which emerges coppery-bronze in spring. The small heart-shaped leaves turn an outstanding deep purple in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Hers Manchurian Lilac is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a shapely form and gracefully arching branches. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Hers Manchurian Lilac is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Hers Manchurian Lilac will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Garden 
Flowers  Fall Color  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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