Common Lilac

Syringa vulgaris
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$49.99
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You can't go wrong with this beloved old-fashioned gem! The Common Lilac is widely known for its beautiful and fragrant purple flowers.

This popular plant boasts showy, purple bloom clusters in spring that are hard to miss. The green leaves create a lovely backdrop for the prized, fragrant flowers. The foliage is lush and attractive. The Common Lilac grows to be quite large at maturity. Prepare for a 12 feet tall and 8 feet wide beauty!

This Lilac is easy to care for, fire retardant, and even tolerant to pollution. Lilacs thrive in full sun and fertile, well-drained soil.

The more you have the more fragrance, color, and beauty you bring to your yard and the more hummingbirds and butterflies you'll see! The flowers of the Common Lilac are ideal for cutting so feel free bring the stunning scented blooms inside!

You'll love having your very own Common Lilac! Order yours today!

growing zone 3-7
Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable, Well-drained
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 10-15 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Fall Color Yellow
Bloom Color Purple

How To Care

The Common Lilac is easy to care for. This lilac enjoys full sun and is adaptable to variety of soils as long as they are well-drained. Water deeply twice weekly for the first 2-3 months. Once established water when the ground is dry. Fertilize with a slow release fertilizer in spring for best results. No need to prune this lilac, but if you do, right after spring blooms fade is the time recommended. The flowers bloom on old and new wood. Deadheading old blooms does encourage faster and more plentiful reblooming, but isn’t necessary if you want to avoid the task. Lilacs are deer resistant.

Avoid diseases and pests by providing the ideal environment for your plant to thrive. Not many pests bother this lilac. However watch out for Scale and Borers. Scale is an insect seen on the underside of leaves, stems, and branches. They may look cottony or waxy and move slowly or not at all. These insects are parasitic so they can be a problem if they become abundant. They can be treated with neem oil. Be sure to thoroughly cover the entire plant and apply multiple doses. If you see holes in the stems of your plant you have Borers. These are generally hard to treat without pruning the plant back as they live inside the plant. However, natural pesticide, Bacillus thuringiensis can be an effective treatment. Avoid fungus issues by watering at the base of your plant rather than over the leaves.

Planting your lilac: Find a nice sunny spot to plant your lilac. Dig a hole 1½ times bigger than the pot. Gently remove the plant from the pot and pull apart the roots a little bit at the bottom and sides. Place your Lilac bush inside the hole, ensuring that the root ball is level with the surrounding surface. Tamp the soil in place to remove any oxygen bubbles and water it thoroughly.

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable, Well-drained
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 10-15 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Fall Color Yellow
Bloom Color Purple

Landscape Ideas

The Common Lilac is fairly large at maturity, about 12 feet tall and about 8 feet wide.  This Lilac is great for a unique hedge or even a privacy screen.  Plant one as a lovely focal point in your yard or garden.  Lilacs are perfect for a cottage, cutting, or wildlife garden.  Plant your Lilac somewhere where you pass by often so you can enjoy the fragrance of its blooms.

 

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable, Well-drained
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 10-15 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Fall Color Yellow
Bloom Color Purple

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01/10/2019
Deborah O.
United States

Lilac plants

The roots were not in a rootball . They were in loose dry diet! I put them out and been watering them everyday, but i don't think they will live! We will see in the spring. I have never planted anything here in January.

01/11/2019
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10/03/2018
Deborah B.
United States

Beautiful Plants

Our purchases came in record time expertly packaged, healthy and one was even blooming! We will definitely purchase our future shrubs and plants from this nursery.

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