Syringa vulgaris

Common Lilac

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Shrub
Growth Rate - Moderate
Mature Height - 8-15', occasionally to 20'
Mature Width - 6-12', occasionally to 15'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Borne in 4-8" long terminal clusters, early to mid May; showy. White, cream, pink to rose, single or double flowers, very fragrant.
Fruit - Beaded capsules in long panicles, should be removed
Leaf -
Fall Color - Poor fall color
Bark - Small raised lenticels, leaf scars raised, light gray with solid white pith
Other Features - A frequently used and nostalgic shrub, for instance reminding one of Grandmother's garden.
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Neutral soil with peat or leaf mold; cut flowers as soon as they fade
Native Habitat - Zones 3-7
Diseases and Insects - Aphids, scales, leaf blight, leaf spot; powdery mildew a problem in shady areas or poor air movement
Strength -
Weakness -

Plants of this taxon:
Bed 116

Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Lilac.
- Other plants of the family Oleaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Syringa.
- Other plants of the species Syringa vulgaris.