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Description + Attributes:

Spectacular flowers in shades of lilac, light purple, or lavender make this old-time lilac a garden favorite. The long-lasting flower clusters bloom in April or May and are framed with lush green foliage. Their nostalgic fragrance adds to the "coming of spring."

The lilac is an extremely hardy shrub and can be used as an individual specimen plant, informal hedge, shrub border, windbreak or screen.

  • Produces very fragrant, light purple, ½" florets borne in 4–8" panicles usually in pairs on previous year's growth.
  • Blooms in April or May.
  • Features simple, ovate leaves that are dark green to bluish-green in color and 2–5" long.
  • Grows in a rounded shape.
  • Should be planted 3-4' apart for a hedge.
  • Will not tolerate hot, humid conditions.
  • Can be pruned into a single-stemmed or multi-stemmed tree.



Tree Type


Flowering Shrub


Mature Size

Height 8’-15’

& Width 6’-12’


Growth Rate


13”-24”/ year


Wildlife Value

Attracts butterflies and provides cover for birds.


Full Sun/Partial Shade

Moist, sandy, and well drained soils.

  Good Drought Tolerance

Common Lilac - Bundle of 25 - Bare Root

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