Lilac

1 Gallon – $5.97    2 Gallon –  $8.00    3 Gallon – $10.00

Common Lilac

Lilac – Syringa vulgarism  Everyone loves Lilacs!!  The Common Lilac is an old fashioned favorite dating back to the 1750’s and known for their wonderful aromatic blooms in spring.  Lilacs bloom in April to May with colorful purple flower clusters the emit a sweet memorable fragrance.  Their strong scent will carry quite a distance which I love as I enjoy the unique fragrance throughout the yard and in through open windows.  Lilacs make exquisite indoor cut flower arrangements and the blooms are attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds.

Lilacs are an easy care / low maintenance plant found to be very hardy.  They blooms best in full sun but will tolerate partial shade. Excellent as a specimen / accent or in small groups.  Often planted in shrub borders, parks, or as shelter and screen plantings.  They are tolerated of deer and clay soil.   Lilacs grow 4 – 15 feet tall and 4 to 12 feet wide depending on the variety.  Lilacs bloom on last years growth so pruning should be done after flowering in late spring to early summer.

Forcing indoor blooms – To force a winter bouquet from cut branches of lilac, bruise the cut ends and set them in water in a cool place.  Spray the branches frequently with water until they start to bloom, then move them to a warmer area for display.  Enjoy the wonderful fragrance and beautiful purple blooms for an early spring.

Common Purple Lilac (Syringa vularis)

Common Lilac Bush

Common Lilac (Is an upright, multi stemmed, suckering shrub that should be pruned immediately after flowering to maintain desired size and shape.  Lilacs bloom on old wood so it is important to prune in spring after the blooms have faded to prevent cutting off next years blooms. Plant in spring or fall and space 5 to 15 feet apart.

HEIGHT:  8-10 ft   Spread 8-10 ft   Zones 3-7

 

Purple Glory Lilac (Syringa x hyacinthiflora)

Lilac Purple Glory

A rambunctious bloomer bearing loads of sweet blooms even when the plants are very young.  Very dependable and a prolific bloomer of bluish-purple fragrant flowers that will fill your landscape with a heavenly aroma.  Blooms mid May bursting with color.  Cut some as a cut flower and fill your house with a wonderful aroma.  Prefers full to part sun.

HEIGHT: 12-15 ft SPREAD: 8-12 ft ZONE: 3-8

Red Pixie Lilac  (Syringa ‘Red Pixie’)

RED PIXIE LILAC 

A dwarf lilac with a compact form making it a popular choice for smaller areas or in a large pot on your sunny patio.   This high performer which often blooms its’ first year with blooms appearing later than the common lilac.  It is an upright shrub growing to around 4ft with small, soft green leaves.  The tiny, fragrant flowers are purple-red in bud, opening to lilac mauve, giving the blooms a variegated appearance.  Plant in full to part shade in average soil and is tolerant of clay or chalk soils, also mildew resistant.

Can be used as a border or a specimen plant.  Prune after flowering if necessary as some dead-heading will enhance the appearance later in the season.  Spring flowers are fragrant and perfect for cutting to bring the scent indoors.

HEIGHT: 4-5 ft SPREAD: 4-5 ft ZONES 2-7

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Edward J. Garner (Syringa Vulgaris) – Pink   This special lilac is often considered by to be one of the best double, pink-flowered lilacs available today and an outstanding addition to any landscape. The extra-large wonderfully scented star shaped florets are clustered into trusses that appear each Spring.  Plant Syringa ‘Edward J. Gardner’ as part of a shrub border or screen, or near a patio to enjoy the fragrance.

HEIGHT – 8-10 FT    SPREAD 6-9 FT    ZONES 3-9

Agincourt Beauty  (Syringa Vulgaris)  Also known as Common Lilac and loved for its’ clusters of sweetly scented, dark purple flowers that appear in mid spring.  Blooms grow with an upright, multi-stemmed habit making it a great spring cut flower!  Florets are among the largest of any of the Lilacs.  Green foliage is heart shaped on stout branches creating an upright rounded shrub. Perfect as an informal hedge or screen as it is prone to suckering.

HEIGHT – 8-10 FT  SPREAD 6-10   ZONES 3-7

Dwarf Korean Lilac

Dwarf Korean Lilac (Syringa meyeri ‘Paliibin’)  This compact lilac bush makes a large impact in a small space.  This small spreading plant is perfect for tight spaces such as below a window or even in planters.  The Korean Lilac has showy clusters of pale lilac flowers covering the entire bush and blooms at an early age so you don’t have to wait for years to enjoy the wonderful fragrant blooms.  Bloom time is mid to late spring and is considered to be a heavy bloomer.    It is cold hardy, adaptable to most soil types and drought tolerant once established.

The Dwarf Korean Lilac blooms heavily in mid to late spring with showy clusters of pale lilac flowers that are spread over the entire bush. Also, you don’t have to wait years to enjoy the show. This variety is very fragrant and begins blooming at an early age.

 

HEIGHT – 4-5 FT     SPREAD – 8 FT   ZONES 3-7

Image courtesy of the Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder

 

 

 

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