I have 5 lilacs in my yard. Three in the front in full sun, one on the side in
part shade and one in the back in part sun. All but the one in the back are two
years ago. The one in the back is about ten years old. For some reason they are
all almost the exact same color (light blue). The ones in the front are supposed
to be a purple, a peacock and a red. The one on the side should be a purple and
the one in the back has been light blue as long as we have lived here. What
could be causing this, other than the plants themselves being mis-marked at the
Lilacs are generally grafted. The rootstock is usually pale blue, of no
great distinction. It's likely that growth from the rootstock has been
permitted to oust the scion.[desired variety]
Best Wishes Brian.
There is no way to recover the lost variety/colour without ripping out and
replanting. If, even one, branch has the expected colour then remove all
other branches and keep it clear.~Sorry!!
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