Syringa vulgaris /Lilac

Syringa vulgaris  / Syringa vulgaris
Spring flowers and foliage on Mackinaw Island, MI
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Scientific Name: Syringa vulgaris
Common Name: Lilac
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White, Pink, Purple, Various, Lavender
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Comments: Highly fragrant tubular flowers are tightly packed into a showy floral panicle in early summer. Plants produce blue-green foliage and are upright in form. Provide a fertile, well drained soil and full sunlight. This plant cannot tolerate the hot humid conditions of the South.