- Light purple or lavender flowers
- Great garden flower with long-lasting blooms
- Early spring blooming
- Extremely hardy shrub
- Often used for hedges, screens, or as individual landscape shrubs
- Grows 8' to 15' high with a 6' to 12' spread
- Thrives in zones 3 - 7
- Can't ship to: AK, AZ, HI
Zones 3 - 7
The Fragrant Lilac can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The Fragrant Lilac falls into the following type(s): Flowering Trees, Shrubs
8' - 15' High
The Fragrant Lilac grows to be 8' - 15' feet in height.
6' - 12' Spread
The Fragrant Lilac has a spread of about 6' - 12' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a medium growth rate. [More about this.]
This lilac does well in full sun, partial shade.
The common lilac grows well in acidic, alkaline, moist, sandy, well drained soils.
This lilac has rounded shape.
Spectacular flowers with a fine fragrance make this old time lilac a garden favorite. It is as popular today as it ever was. The lilac colored flowers with their nostalgic aroma add to the "coming of spring. "It is an extremely hardy shrub. The lilac can be used as an individual specimen plant, informal hedges, shrub borders, windbreaks, and screens. It is a good cut flower to force for indoor use.
The common lilac is a native of southeastern Europe. Lilac is an old English word that has its roots in the Arabic word layak and the Persian word nilak, from nil meaning "blue." The genus name syringa means "tube" in Greek which refers to the individual flower shape. It has been cultivated since 1563. Hundreds of cultivars have been developed since that time. The French hybrids are cultivars of the common lilac. The "French" comes from Victor Lemoine whose nursery in France produced a great many of these hybrids. Purple lilacs signify the first emotions of love while white lilacs symbolize modesty, purity, and youth.
The leaves are opposite, simple, ovate, 2"-5" wide, dark green to bluish green in summer, no significant fall color.
Very fragrant, light purple, 1/2" florets borne in 4"-8" panicles usually in pairs on previous year's growth.
Spectacular flowers in shades of lilac, light purple, or lavender make this old-time lilac a garden favorite. The long-lasting flower clusters bloom in April or May and are framed with lush green foliage. It is as popular today as it ever was. Their nostalgic fragrance adds to the "coming of spring." Lilac is an extremely hardy shrub and can be used as an individual specimen plant, informal hedge, shrub border, windbreak, or screen. Tolerates many soil types and does well in full sun or partial shade. Grows 8'-15' high with a 6'-12' spread. (Zones 3-7)
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The benefits of bare-root trees
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.