Syringa patula Dream Cloud™

Clouds of lavender-pink blooms!

Common Name Dream Cloud Manchurian lilac
Botanical Name Syringa patula ‘Pink Flower Select’ PPAF Dream Cloud™ lilac
Size 4-5' tall by 4-5' wide
USDA hardiness Zones 3b-8
Sun / Shade Full sun
Soil Average garden soil
Moisture Moist, but well-drained highly organic soil
Disease and Pests None known
Landscape use Borders, foundations, specimens, urban gardens
Market appeal / Uniqueness Extra large panicles of pink, fluffy flowers are so plentiful they nearly cover the foliage in early summer. This intoxicatingly fragrant lilac is suitable for urban gardens where its alluring fragrance will permeate your entire outdoor space.
Propagation Methods Vegetative softwood cuttings
Bloom Time Early summer

Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:

Every once in a while a plant comes along that we know from the very start is going to be a winner. This dense growing Manchurian lilac from our breeder Michael Yanny is destined for the clouds! With a different color than the species, in early summer you’ll find Dream Cloud™ covered in fluffy panicles of pink flowers – so much so that there’s hardly a trace of the leaves to be seen. A spectacular sight to see, these blooms measure 12” long x 9” wide! Plant Dream Cloud™ along a sunny garden path so you can savor its sweet, intoxicating fragrance, or near your patio to enjoy as you take time to relax. And be sure to harvest some of the flowers to bring indoors – they make fabulous cuts. As summer wanes, cooler nights produce a rich, purple, fall color – yet another nuance that adds one more season of interest. This plant is truly a winner: more resistant to powdery mildew and root rot diseases than other new lilacs on the market, Dream Cloud™ should be an absolute joy to grow! Prune immediately after flowering has finished to give time for next year’s buds to set.