Common Lilac

Syringa vulgaris

Common Lilac is a very common ornamental plant in gardens and parks, because of the attractive, sweet smell of its flowers in late spring which can vary from white to dark lilac in color.

A multi-stemmed, suckering, tall shrub growing up to 15' in height. In late summer, lilacs are attacked by powdery mildew.


Family: Oleaceae
Type: Ornamental
Origin: Southern Europe
Season: Spring

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