Moore's Hill Lilacs
892 Finnegan Road
Potsdam, NY  13676

The Moore's Hill  Lilac Collection 
We have carefully chosen more than 30 lilac varieties to give you a great selection when you visit Moore’s Hill Lilac Nursery. We have early blooming lilacs, mid-season lilacs, and late season lilacs. We have pinks, purples, deep purples, whites, and blues.  

We have “re-blooming” lilacs, tree lilacs, and lilacs that will fit into small spaces. Come visit us – we love to talk lilacs.

Albert F Holden Lilac
Early Lilacs

These lilacs bloom one to two week before the tradiontal lilacs. The scientific name is syringa hyacinthiflora.  They look, grow and smell just like the mid-season lilacs. 
Anabel   Pink Early Blooming Lilac
Assessippi   Purple Early Blooming Lilac
Cheyenne  Early Blooming Pink Buds open to Blue Flower
Mount Baker  Early Blooming White
Pocohantas  Erly Blooming Strong Purple
Mid-Season Traditional Lilacs

There are thousands of varieties of lilacs.  We have traveled to lilac gardens throughout the northeast and Canada, and talked with experts from nurseries and the International Lilac Society, to decide which lilacs to offer at Moore's Hill. Each of these varieties is a star in its own right. 
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Albert F.Holden  Deep purple with a  silver reverse give a soft bi-color effect
Avalanche  showy white, effective to contrast with deep purples
Beauty of Moscow  Pink budes open to white flowers.  Stunning!
Charles Joly  Purple / magenta blooms.
Katherine Havermeyer  Lavender pink
Dwight D. Eisenhower  Pale blue brushed with lavender
Common lilac- The classic - your grandmother's lilac!
Ludwig Spaeth   A classic deep purple
President Grevy   soft blue blooms
Mme. Lemoine  A fine mid-season white
Monge  Dramatic deep purple
Primrose  The 'yellow lilac' - color is a butter yellow
Sensation  Deep purple with a white edge, dramatic and popular
Yankee Doodle   Deep purple,, grows to 8 - 10 ft.
Wonderblue   Compact, excellent for smaller space
Late Season Preston Lilacs and Japanese Tree Lilacs

Preston lilacs have a special link to the North Country, as they were developed in the 1930s in Ottawa, Ontario.  They bloom one to two week after the mid-season lilacs.  Preston lilacs may have the most beautiful lilac flower of all. They are truly stunning.  They are very fragrant, with a spiciness to the fragrance.  Prestons are more tolerant of damp soil than other lilacs.  They can be more fussy growers, and they do not send up suckers.

Japanese tree lilacs bloom in June.  They are becoming popular as street-side trees that grow up to 30 feet tall.    They also work well when allowed to grow with multiple trunks, similar to a clump birch.

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Miss Canada   Yes, the blossoms are as beautiful as this picture shows!
Donald Wyman  Wonderful purple Preston lilac
Japanese Tree Lilac   When full grown, becomes a small shade tree
Lilacs for Smaller Spaces  Part One: The Reblooming Lilacs

There are several varieties of lilacs dubbed as "repeat bloomers" .  These shrubs are smaller (up to five feet in height), with finer leaves and smaller, more delicate flowers that traditional lilacs.  They have the traditional lilac scent. They will often sporadically repeat bloom through late summer and up to frost.   Although not heavy bloomers late in the season, you can put blossoms in a small bud vase and have the scent of lilacs up until frost!

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Bloomerang tm   Frequently  provides blossoms until the first frost
Red Pixie   The reddish-pink blossoms are bright and lively.
Josee   Soft color, great fragrance, sporadic rebloomer
Lilacs for Smaller Spaces  Part Two:   Small Traditional-Looking Lilacs

Here are three lilac varieties that have the traditional lilac look, but are much more compact plants.  

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Wonderblue  Grows  to 6-8 ft.
Prairie Petite  Traditional lilac but grows to only 3 to 4 feet high
Cheyenne  Early blooming 6-8 feet high
Lilac Sunday
Lilacs for Smaller Spaces  Part Three:   Two Lilacs with an Asian Heritage

Paliban, also known as Dwarf Korean Lilac, blooms mid to late season.  It blooms at a young age, and features glossy green leaves than turn reddish-bronze in the fall.  Grows 6 to 8 feet, rounded shape.  A good hedge.

Miss Kim blooms late in season.  It will grow up to 10 feet, but can be pruned down to a smaller size.  lavender flowers, burgandy red fall foliage.

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Miss Kim
Paliban  Dwarf Korean Lilac
For a Large, Showy Display, Consider Lilac Sunday

From the family S. Chinensis, Lilac Sunday was developed at the Arboretum in Boston. Its blossoms cascade down off of dropping branches.  This is a large lilac, 12-15 feet high at maturity, with an width of 12-15 feet.

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Wonder Blue - a compact, vibrant blue
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New for 2016
We have seven new varieities available for 2016.  Belle de Nancy, Burdancy Queen, Common White, Esther Saley, and Persian lilacs are available for purchase as the season starts  Paul Thirion and Marie Francis will be available later in the spring, as small starter plants (under one foot tall).
Belle de Nancy
Burgandy Queen
Persian Lilac
Common White
Esther Staley
Marie Francis
Paul Thirion
Annabel - Early Pink
Assessippi - Early Lavendar
Cheyenne - Early Blue
Pocohontas  - Early Vibrant Purple
Mount Baker - Early White
Sweetheart - Early Pink