Syringa vulgaris

Common Lilac

Perhaps the most popular of all fragrant blooming shrubs, their showy, long flower clusters make excellent cut flowers. Blossoms come in a bluish-lilac color, and many others. Best where winters are freezing, but some varieties bloom with mild cold. Remove dead flowers just above where buds form. Prune lightly to control height and invigorate mature woody plants. Watch for Lilac leaf miner, scale and Lilac borer.
Syringa vulgaris, Common Lilac
The best known species of Lilac has fragrant flowers that rise from oval, pointed, dark green leaves. Shrubs can reach 15 to 20 feet tall. Hundreds of varieties are available.

Attributes - Syringa vulgaris

Plant Type: Shrub

Bloom Season: Mid Spring

Flower Color: Blue, Lavender, Pink, Purple, Red, White

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 12 ft. to 15 ft.

Width: 12 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Notes: Thrives in Alkaline Soil. Susceptible to Black Spot, Powdery Mildew.

Related Plants

Syringa patula 'Miss Kim', Syringa x persica, Syringa reticulata, Syringa vulgaris 'Charles Joly', Syringa vulgaris 'Madame Lemoine', Syringa vulgaris 'Sensation'
 
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