Photo Courtesy of Bailey Nurseries

Syringa vulgaris

Common Purple Lilac

  • This old-fashioned lilac is the one most of us remember from our youth.
  • A perfect informal hedge or screen, it has extremely fragrant, purple flowers in May.
  • Color may vary from purple to lilac and occasionally even white.
  • The cut flowers hold up very well, and easily fill a house with their fragrance.
  • Rarely to never fed on by Japanese beetles.

Height:

12-15 ft

Spread:

8-12 ft

Hardiness Zone:

2-7

 

Characteristics & Attributes for Syringa vulgaris ''

Attributes
Cut Flower/Foliage
Fragrant
Foliage Color
Green
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Exposure
Full Sun
Habit
Upright