The genus Syringa is also known commonly by the name Lilac. It contains around 12 hardy, deciduous shrubs and trees from the Oleaceae family. They are mainly grown for their tubular, sometimes strongly scented flowers, which appear in the spring. Originating from woods and scrubland across Southeastern Europe to Eastern Asia. These plants are well-suited to planting in a shrub border or as specimen trees and many cultivars have been produced for garden use. Flowers may be red, purple, pink or white and they typically have 4 petals.
How to propagate Lilac
Special features of Lilac
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Lilac
Grown for their dense panicles of fragrant, small, tubular, bee and butterfly attracting flowers.