Lilac

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Bloom Season
Spring,
Bloom Color
Purple/ Lavender,
Height At Maturity
Under 20 Feet
Categories
Shrubs
Zone
3-7,
grow-zone
Planting Zones 3-7
Ships
November Through April
Exposure
Full Sun,
Usage
Flowering, Flower Gardens And Beds,
Usage
Flowering, Flower Gardens And Beds,
shiptime
Ships November
Shipped As
Bare-root

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Lilac Description

Lilac Shrub Syringa vulgaris

 

 When you see the lovely lavender lilac blooming, you know the spring season has arrived. Lilacs remained grown in many of the colder climates of the world and were brought from the Eastern to the Western United States by the pioneers. The delightfully sweet scent of the lilac bush’s flower remains enjoyable up close or from a distance. 

 

 The lilac bush (syringe Vulgaris) remains a hardy shrub that many people use for landscaping because it is accessible and quick to grow. Some of the uses for a lilac bush include:

 

 • Property borders.

 • Cut flowers.

 • Screening and privacy.

 • Early spring bouquets.

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 Lilac bushes will thrive in your landscape if you live in a cold climate. They perform best in USDA growing zones three through 9. The shrub needs a period of cold weather to bloom and remain healthy. The lilac bush thrives in full sun and partial shade, making it a flexible plant to grow. 

 

 Lilac Description, Size, and Growth Habits

 

 Syringa vulgaris, or the common lilac, remains a flowering plant in the olive family. It was initially found native to the Balkan Peninsula and grew on rocky hills. The lilac grows in various soils and thrives on minimal care. The lilac remains considered either a large shrub or a small tree and can be pruned to suit your landscape needs. While the plant might increase and spread somewhat, it isn’t an aggressive or invasive bush. 

 

 The bark of the lilac appears greyish-brown and smooth with longitudinal furrows. The lilac’s leaves look light green and oval and come arranged in opposite pairs or whorls of three. Each flower contains a tubular base with an open, four-lobed apex. Lilacs usually appear in a mauve to purple color. 

 

 The lilac bush grows to about 20 feet tall if left unpruned. One small lilac bush becomes markedly wider over time through the production of suckers or secondary shoots. Lilacs can be left to reach their full height and width or might get pruned to serve a specific landscaping purpose.

 

 The Benefits of Growing Lilacs

 

 Planting lilacs on your property provides numerous benefits, such as:

 • A sweet fragrance

 • The shrub attracts butterflies and pollinators.

 • Deer and other animal pests don’t bother the plants 

 • Provides privacy

 Tips for Growing Lilacs

 

 To ensure plenty of flowers on your lilac shrub, deadhead the flower clusters when they’ve faded and before they begin to develop seeds. When pruning lilacs, you might use loppers or electric clippers to shape the plant or trim it into a hedge. Lilac shrubs are the most fragrant of all flowering shrubs and highly sought after.

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Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April

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