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Lilac

Syringa spp.

Syringa 'Sensation' 12 by Kor!An (Андрей Корзун) (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

2.5m

50cm

Min

50cm

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

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Lilac (2)
Syringa pubescens arboretum Breuil 1

Overview

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.

Propagation

Cuttings

Layering

Special Features

Attractive flowers

Attracts butterflies

Attracts bees

Attracts useful insects