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Common Lilac

Botanical Name
Syringa vulgaris
Min Zone
3
Max Zone
7
Height
8 to 15 feet
Width
6 to 12 feet
Flowers
May: white, cream, purple-pink, rose; fragrant
Light
Full sun
Soil
Moist, well-drained, adaptable
Planting & Care
  • Prune after flowering
  • Prune out older wood for improved air circulation and vigor
Problems
Powdery mildew, bacterial blight, borers, scale, frost injury
Varieties
  • Sensation - bicolor, purple flowers edged in white
  • Lavender Lady - very fragrant, profuse flowers
  • Katherine Havemeyer - good pink flowering type, 12 feet
  • Charles Joy - purple buds that open to magenta flowers
  • President Lincoln - flowers close to true blue

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