Also known as Syringa vulgaris, the common Lilac plant offers a beauty that is easy to appreciate.
This shrub or hedge
grows anywhere from 8 to 15 feet in height, with a spread of 6 to 12 feet wide, the common Lilac bush requires plenty of sun and good air circulation in order to thrive properly.
While some care is needed for the Lilac
, the fragrant flowers they produce more than make up for the effort. When May arrives, your lilac bush will produce flowers in 5-6” long panicles, with a scent that is as pleasing as it is potent.
Though purple is the most common color, you can often find lilacs that bloom with white, pink, blue and reddish-purple flowers.
Lilac bushes are great landscape additions, but they can also serve as excellent screening plants, providing you with both decoration and privacy in your home and garden.
Plant multiple Lilacs to achieve a fragrance you can smell up to 100 ft. away!