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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!

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AZ

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Soil Type

Adaptable, Well-drained,

Soil Type

Adaptable, Well-drained,

Mature Height

10-15 Feet

Mature Width

6-10 Feet

Drought Tolerance

Good

Fall Color

Yellow

Bloom Color

Purple

Grows in Zones

3

Grows in Zones

4

Grows in Zones

5

Grows in Zones

6

Grows in Zones

7

Grows in Zones

3-7

Shipping Restriction

AZ

Grows in Zones

3-7

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Soil Type

Adaptable, Well-drained

Mature Height

8-10 Feet

Mature Width

6-10 Feet

Drought Tolerance

Good

Fall Color

Yellow

Bloom Color

Purple

Botanical Name

Syringa vulgaris

Shipping Restriction

AZ

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Soil Type

Adaptable, Well-drained,

Soil Type

Adaptable, Well-drained,

Mature Height

10-15 Feet

Mature Width

6-10 Feet

Drought Tolerance

Good

Fall Color

Yellow

Bloom Color

Purple

Grows in Zones

3

Grows in Zones

4

Grows in Zones

5

Grows in Zones

6

Grows in Zones

7

Grows in Zones

3-7

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

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Soil Type

Adaptable, Well-drained,

Soil Type

Adaptable, Well-drained,

Mature Height

10-15 Feet

Mature Width

6-10 Feet

Drought Tolerance

Good

Fall Color

Yellow

Bloom Color

Purple

Grows in Zones

3

Grows in Zones

4

Grows in Zones

5

Grows in Zones

6

Grows in Zones

7

Grows in Zones

3-7

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

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Soil Type

Adaptable, Well-drained,

Soil Type

Adaptable, Well-drained,

Mature Height

10-15 Feet

Mature Width

6-10 Feet

Drought Tolerance

Good

Fall Color

Yellow

Bloom Color

Purple

Grows in Zones

3

Grows in Zones

4

Grows in Zones

5

Grows in Zones

6

Grows in Zones

7

Grows in Zones

3-7

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06/13/2018
Kent R.
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Common lilac

The plants were healthy but you said they were in 3 gallon pots. They are NOT 3 gallon pots. We paid way too much for them for no bigger than the are.