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Syringa (Lilac)

Syringa commonly know as Lilac is a fragrant and popular flowering deciduous shrub. The varieties of commonly grown lilac, Syringa Vulgaris is available in a range of colors, adds beauty and scent to you garden. They grow to about 10 ft. and are rather easy to grow. Some of the common varieties are Lavanensis, pale pink; Edith Cavell, white; Katherine Havemeyer, purple.

Other common varieties include: Syringa Chinensis or known as Chinese Lilac has rose purple flowers; Syringa Persica or Persian Lilac has 2 1/2 inch foliage and violet flowers.  All like alkaline soil, if  your soil is acidy add lime. Thin out weak stems and cut the older stems.

Lilac Sensation adds an interesting twist with white edges on the flowers.

Lilac Sensation adds an interesting twist with white edges on the flowers.

White Lilac

White Lilac

Lilac

Lilac

Lilac

Syringa (Lilac) a fragrant show of color in April to June

About Dino Bernardi

I am a flower enthusiast and a gardener at heart. Ever since childhood I would read about plants and started gardening and managing a large garden in my teen years planting and growing a variety of plants, flowers and trees both outdoors and in a greenhouse. To this I enjoy visiting gardens and parks and learning and seeing new and old specimens and varieties of plants.
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