Syringa vulgaris

Common Lilac

Garden(s):

Trees Shrubs

Type:

Shrub

Height:

4 m (13 ft)

Spread:

4.6 m (15 ft)

Light:

Full sun

Water:

Low, Moderate

Zone:

3

Bloom Time:

May, June

Bloom Colour:

Purple

Foliage Colour:

Green

Soil:

Well-Drained, Adaptable

Notes:

Pale to medium purple blossoms in late May to early June. Suckers extensively so keep under control by pruning out basal shoots if you don't want the shrub to take over.

“The many great gardens of the world… all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden.” –Thomas Moore (1478-1535)
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