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DESCRIPTION: An old-fashioned homestead favourite, perfuming the air with fragrance in mid-spring from upright panicles of lilac-pink flowers. Attractive heart-shaped, shiny, dark bluish-green leaves. Grows well in dry locations.
BOTANICAL NAME: Syringa vulgaris
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 3.5 Meters
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 3 Meters
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun
FLOWER COLOUR: Light purple
FLOWERING TIME: Mid spring
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Bluish-green
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 2 ( Should survive up to -42.7° Celsius )
WATER NEEDS: Average to dry - Drought tolerant
OTHER FEATURES: Attracts Birds & Butterflies, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Fragrant, Rabbit Resistant, Bee Friendly
Common Lilac features showy panicles of fragrant lilac purple flowers rising above the foliage in mid spring. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has bluish-green foliage throughout the season. The heart-shaped leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour.
Common Lilac is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.
This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favour of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration:
Common Lilac is recommended for the following landscape applications:
Planting & Growing
Common Lilac will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 9 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.
This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.
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