- Hardy Zones: 3 to 7 Mature Height: 8-20 feet Sunlight: Prefers: Full sun Blooming Season: Spring Soil Conditions: Well-drained, slightly acidic Botanical Name: Syringa vulgaris L.Syringa Lilac
Old Fashioned Lilac
Syringa Lilac, Lilac Bush
Many people love the Syringa Lilac because of the fragrant flowers that appear in the spring. The traditional color of the lilac is purple. However, there are varieties in white and pink. A small amount of patience is needed when it comes to the lilac; they take 2 to 5 years before they start to bloom. The blooms can be cut and used for indoor flower arrangements. Other than waiting for the blooms to appear, they require very little work. They need full sun because they tend to get diseased if they get too much shade. The essential oils from the flowers are used to fragrant perfume and body care items. The lilacs make beautiful garden or landscape borders. There is nothing like opening a window in the spring to smell the fragrance of the lilac.
Climate: 3 to 7
Mature Height: 8-20 feet
Sunlight: Prefers: Full sun
Blooming Season: Spring
Soil Conditions: Well-drained, slightly acidic
The fragrant Lilac is a perennial favorite for any garden. The sweet smelling flowers come in several different colors, and they attract a variety of wildlife, including colorful butterflies and hummingbirds and beneficial ladybugs. The thick clusters of flowers make excellent bouquets and fill one's home with their sweet scent. Once the spring blooms have faded the broad-leaved shrub will offer shade and may be used as a hedge to provide privacy. These shrubs may get quite large, to give a dense wall of living fence line. These plants even come in a lovely, compact tree form that cannot be beaten for stunning beauty and elegance. The delicate flowers and enchanting aroma of the specimens are a must have for every landscape. These plants are adaptable and long-lived, providing vision and enjoyment for generations to come. Every garden can benefit from at least one of these lovely shrubs.