Syringa prestoniae or also known as Preston Lilac is a hardy shrub, a tree that blooms in early summer. It is a cross between Syringa reflexa and S. villosa. It is very fragrant and comes in different shades of lilac.
Syringa prestoniae can grow up to 10 feet. It likes the sun. Plant it in rich, well-drained soil. Deadhead blooms for more vigorous flowering next year. Did you know lilacs are fire retardant? They can help protect homes in fire-prone areas. Syringa prestoniae is a deciduous shrub or tree.