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Syringa oblata var. dilitata ‘Betsy Ross’
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Syringa oblata var. dilitata ‘Betsy Ross’ full sun

Hats off to the late Dr. Donald Egolf, who bred ‘Betsy Ross’ using a Chinese specimen of S. oblata and an unidentified Lilac from New York. For its bountiful supply of fragrant, fluffy-looking, snow white trusses, thick dark green deciduous leaves and compact rounded frame, this National Arboretum introduction merits a prominent spot in your garden.

Brimming with old-fashioned charm, ‘Betsy Ross’ wards off mildew, endures warmer weather and flourishes in a vast range of climates, from Minnesota to the deep south and both east and west coasts.

Size: 8' 0"–10' 0" high x 9' 0"–11' 0" wide. Zone 4/5.

Syringa oblata var. dilitata ‘Betsy Ross’ (S-0717)
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