Delve into the fragrant charm of the Betsy Ross Lilac flowering shrub. Its exquisite blossoms enchant bumblebees and butterflies, turning the gardens into a lively buzzing paradise.
Commonly known as Betsy Ross Lilac, Syringa 'Betsy Ross', and Lilac 'Betsy Ross', Syringa x oblata is a multi-stemmed hardy deciduous member of the Oleaceae family. This fragrant flowering shrub is a cultivar highly valued for the early blooming and fragrant flowers. The shrub typically grows to a height of 10-12 feet (3-3.5m) and spreads up to 8 feet (2.5 m) wide. Its smooth dark-green foliage is lance-shaped and it typically reaches 2-4 in (5-10 cm) in length. When spring comes, the plant blooms with white waxy flowers arranged in dense clusters. The blooms usually have 4-5 petals per flower with numerous yellow stamens.