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Common Lilac

Deciduous shrub with fragrant flower clusters in spring. Spectacular in flower. Traditional favorite with dark green foliage. A wonderful choice for informal hedges, borders or accents.

Companion Plants

Common Boxwood

Common Snowball Bush

River Birch

Plant Details

  • Common name

    Common Lilac

  • Botanical name

    Syringa vulgaris

  • Variety


  • Zone

    USDA Zone 3 (-40°F) to USDA Zone 8 (10°F).

  • Light


  • Height

    8-10' (2.5-3 m)

  • Habit


  • Feed

    In spring

  • Water

    1-2 times per week

  • Bloom Color


  • Bloom Time


  • Maintenance

    Prune after bloom

This plant also belongs to the following collections:

  • Susan K.'s collection