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Lilac

Syringa vulgaris

Also known as

Common Lilac, Purple Lilac

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

6m

Max

7m

1.5m

Min

2m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

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Lilac Overview

Syringa vulgaris produces fragrant, beautiful flowers with a large spreading habit. The leaves are heart-shaped, oval and pointed, and are about 10cm long. The flowers are in dense pyramidal heads and are white or pale purple.

Common problems with Lilac

How to propagate Lilac

Cuttings

You can propagate from seeds or cuttings.

Seed

Special features of Lilac

Attracts butterflies

Attracts bees

Hedge plant

Other uses of Lilac

Fragrance, hedging, border, ornamental. Spring or summer interest.

Looking Good In May - Top 10

Traditionally flowering in May, these flowers will be at their best this month.

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Deer Resistant Plants

Although never fully deer proof - they are less likely to eat these.

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