Syringa × prestoniae 'James Macfarlane'
James Macfarlane Lilac
S. × josiflexa ‘James Macfarlane’
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Deciduous shrub, to 8-10 ft tall x 6-8 ft wide (2.4-3 x 1.8-2.5 m), upright. Flowers rosy-purple buds open to single pink flowers in large pyramidal clusters (panicles), mild fragrance.
- Sun. Has excellent mildew resistance
- Hardy to USDA Zone 3. Introduced in 1959 by Albert F. Yeager (1892-1961) of the University of New Hampshire. It is the result of a cross of S. ×josiflexa 'Royalty' × an unknown. The cultivar name is often misspelled (e.g., James MacFarlane).
- James Macfarlane: (1846-1950), Horticulturist at the University on New Hampshire (1915-1949).