Lilac (common)
Lilac (common)
Lilac (common)
Lilac (common)
Lilac (common)

Lilac (common)

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Syringa vulgaris

This species is not native to Michigan and should not be planted near natural areas where it may spread.

The Common Lilac is a popular traditional plant with striking flowers. These blooms make for lovely flower arrangements. It is best planted in areas with good air circulation to reduce powdery mildew problems. They also tolerate road salt and exposed windy sites.

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Growth Rate Fast
Mature Size 8-20 ft tall, 6-12 ft spread
Soil Most soils preferring neutral to slightly acidic soils; Well-drained
Light Full to partial sun
Leaves Simple, ovate 2-4 inches long
Flower & Fruit Fragrant flowers are mostly white, lilac or purple in clusters called a panicle; Fruit is capsules with flat winged seeds
Benefits Ideal old-fashioned shrub for screens, tall hedges or specimen plants. Green dye is obtained from the flowers and leaves and a yellow-orange dye is obtained from the twigs. Essential oil collected from the flowers is used in perfume fragrances. Bark and leaves have been chewed as a treatment for sore mouth.