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Lilac Varieties

March 08, 1997|KAREN DARDICK

Jeff Bohn of Tree of Life Nursery in San Juan Capistrano and Steve Carr of Hines Nursery in Irvine recommend these:

* Syringa vulgaris, common lilac

* 'Angel White,' pure white

* California Rose, pink lavender

* 'Lavender Lady,' lavender

* 'Sylvan Beauty,' rose lavender

* Ceanothus griseus horizontalis 'Yankee Point,' medium-blue ground cover, spreads to 6 feet

* C. 'Concha,' deep blue flowers, 4- to 6-foot shrub

* C. g. 'Louis Edmunds,' clear blue flowers, 4- to 6-foot shrub

* C. thyrisiflorus 'Snow Flurry,' creamy white flowers, 6- to 10-foot-tall shrub

* C. 'Ray Hartman,' medium blue, can be trained as small tree to 12 feet

* C. 'Sierra Blue,' deep blue, large shrub to 12 feet tall with equal spread

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