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Lilac Shrubs: Fill Your Landscape with Beauty and Fragrance!
The Lilac has long been a sought after plant, not only for its abundance of colorful blooms, but also for its unforgettably sweet fragrance.
In the hustle and bustle of the today's world, we don't always make the time to slow down and appreciate the gift of nature. However, Lilac bushes can nearly make time stand still with their timeless beauty. And their sweet fragrance is certainly a welcome reminder to stop and smell the flowers!
A great choice for gardeners new and old!
Our selection of Lilac shrubs provide you with rich color and fragrance. If you're interested in a durable plant with a longer blooming season, the Miss Kim Lilac or the Bloomerang Purple Lilac may be just what you're after.
Miss Kim's blooming period starts with deep pink to purple blooms that mature to icy blue and then to a burgundy in the fall, giving you color the entire season. The Bloomerang Purple will bloom time and time again, keeping your growing season colorful and fragrant.
And while Lilac shrubs are known for their rich purple color, some Lilacs actually bloom with white flowers! The Common White Lilac is one such variety, with the same signature lilac fragrance emanating from large, elegant white flowers.
A few other Lilac varieties include:
- Common Lilac (Syringa vulgaris): Growing up to 20 feet, this is the most familiar Lilac for most people. Its flowers are a deep lavender color, with a strong fragrance.
- Korean Lilac (S. palebinina): The Koreac Lilac It has flowers that resemble those of the common Lilac, with purple panicle blooms. It comes in both a tree form and a dwarf shrub form.
- Persian Lilac (S. persica): This variety is a hybrid Lilac with pale purple flowers, growing up to 10 feet tall. It makes an excellent plant for informal hedges.
- Chinese Lilac (S. chinensis): Most people love this lilac due to its fragrant, lilac-pink flowers, and it can be used as a hedge plant or a summer screen. It grows up to 8 to 12 feet tall.
- Himalayan Lilac (S. villosa): This large deciduous shrub grows up to 15 feet tall. It has variegated green leaves, and it blooms with fragrant, tubular white flowers.
Apart from these varieties, there are also other great options, including hybrids, like ‘Lavender Lady’ ‘Miss Canada,’ ‘California Rose’ ‘Blue Boy’ ‘Charles Joly’, ‘Angel White’ etc. Be sure to take the time to understand the different varieties and hybrids before buying one.
Benefits of Lilac Shrubs
The Lilac is famous for its striking flower clusters and heavenly fragrance. Often planted as an accent tree, the Lilac can also be utilized as a practical but gorgeous privacy screen. Choose between traditional lavender and striking white Lilac flowers!
Lilac Trees are ideal for adding beauty to your landscape. The flowers also attract birds and butterflies to your home, creating a lively scene of wildlife.
You can add them to a fragrance garden, thanks to their sweet aroma. Even better? The flowers also make great options for cut flowers and bouquets to decorate your home. And even when not in bloom, Lilac Trees make an excellent hedge.
Lilac Planting and Care
Whether you plant Lilacs as a hedge or specimen plant, they're easy to care for. In most cases, Lilacs are usually planted in loose hedges or in a row along a border. Some smaller Lilac shrubs, such as the 'Miss Kim' cultivar, can also be used as foundation plantings.
Lilac Trees thrive in rich, loamy soil with a neutral pH and good drainage. While they can tolerate clay soil, it’s likely to stunt their growth. They grow well in USDA zones 3-7. Lilacs need moderate watering - about once or twice a week, especially when young. But be careful not to overwater them, as soggy soil could cause late or poor blooms and root rot.
If you want to encourage great blooms and quick growth, you can fertilize your Lilac trees in spring. Avoid using fertilizers with high nitrogen content, as they can lead to poor blooming. Pruning your Lilac Tree helps to promote flowering and ensure air circulation - just be sure to prune after the blooming season is over.
Add Flowers and Fragrance to Your Landscape
Lilac Trees put on a dramatic display in spring, turning any landscape into a beautiful flowering garden. If you love flowering plants, these are a must-have. Lilac Trees come in different types and colors, including purple and white, and we’re here to help you find the right one for you.
An added bonus? We carry Lilacs in larger sizes than most nurseries. That way, you get the benefits of your Lilac without having to wait years for beautiful blooms. If you’re looking for a Lilac tree, order yours today. Your garden will thank you!