The Common Lilac is an upright, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub. It originates from southeastern Europe, but does well in our region. The Common Lilac tolerates partial shade, but produces the best blooms in full sun. It prefers moist, well-drained soil. This shrub has been cultivated into a wide range of flower colors including lavender, rose, and white.
- Scientific Name: Syringa vulgaris
- Key feature: Fragrant shrub attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
- Plant type: Deciduous Shrub
- Cold hardiness zones: 3-7
- Light needs: Sun
- Water Needs: Average
- Average landscape size: 8′- 15′ Tall; 6′ – 12′ Wide