Family: Oleaceae

Scientific Name: Syringa × prestoniae

Common Name: Miss Canada


Miss Canada Lilac( Syringa) is a nonsuckering Lilac that flowers later than most other Lilac.

Plant TypeShrubs Deciduous
Sunlightfull, mostly sunny, the less light the fewer the flowers
Soil & Siteaverage
Flowerssingle , dark pink buds, light pink to rose pink, blooms after most other lilacs
Fruitseeds in loose clusters of brown beaked dehiscent capsules
Leavesopposite, simple, glossy green leaves
Dimensions6-9 by 6-9 feet HS, this Lilac doesn't produce suckers
MaintenanceThere are many different ways to prune a Lilac. The most drastic is to cut them down to the ground. Using this method I have had ones sucker back and regrow while others that didn't make. You can cut out the old stems and let the new suckers fill in thinning them to the desired amount. On many old plants we have removed all the suckers and left a few of the old stalks. Pruning them up to bare base stems, turning the plant into a small tree. Width can be controlled by pruning them back 1-2 or more nodes. Drastic pruning may delay flowering a few years. Since Lilacs bloom on next season’s wood, prune after they are done blooming
Propagationsoftwood cuttings
Native SiteSyringa is a genus of about 20 species of shrubs and small trees from Southeast Europe to East Asia" (#144)
Cultivar OriginCumming, 1967
Misc FactsI have seen this listed as x Prestionae and also in the Villosae group
Notes & Reference104-Lilacs A Gardeners Encyclopedia (Fiala)
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