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Syringa vulgaris

Common Lilac

  • »  Fragrant purple flowers
  • »  Great cut flower
  • »  Easy to grow
  • »  Flowers in spring
  • »  Excellent for borders or hedges

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Vigorous, upright growing deciduous shrub with dark, bluish-green foliage and loads of 6-12" long, very fragrant purple flower spikes in early May. One of the most fragrant shrubs for any landscape, it's perfect for grouping in larger shrub border areas. Easy to grow & very hardy. The fragrant flower is perfect for cutting.

Foliage Color
Attracts Wildlife
Supports Bees
Flower Color
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Early Summer
Summer Bloomer
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Moist, Well-Drained
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Syringa vulgaris

Prune immediately after bloom in late spring to reduce size. To maintain vigor, thin old stems in the winter.