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

Lilac (common)

Regular price $6.00

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.

Fall Sale 2020, all orders will be shipped directly to customer with a 30% shipping charge due to covid-19 concerns

The information below ONLY APPLIES to Spring Sales

Please note that trees, shrubs, packets, and products will not be delivered by mail. Your order will be batched together and made available for pickup at a specified and location.

During Checkout please choose one of the the following locations and dates:

  • April 10 & 11 at the Sanilac County Fairgrounds
    • 171 Dawson St., Sandusky, MI
  • April 17 & 18 at the Goodells County Park- Exhibit Barns.
    • Goodells, MI (Use the M-21 entrance at the north end of the park)
  • April 21 & 22 at the Armada Fairgrounds
    • 74280 Fair St., Armada, MI
  • April 24 & 25 at Sterling Heights Dodge Park
    • Farmer's Market Pavilion, 40629 Utica Rd Sterling Heights, MI 48313

    Trees/Plants are primarily sold as Bare Root Stock. District Liability ceases when orders are picked up. Seller is not liable for improper handling or planting of plants after consumer has possession. The Blue Water CD is not liable nor guarantees survivability.