MAJORITY GROW 3M HEIGHT X 2M WEIGHT
Traits: Sun, Feature, Fragrant
The 23 species of deciduous shrubs in this genus commonly known as lilacs belong to the olive (Oleaceae) family. Most are native to northeastern Asia, with just 2 species hailing from Europe, one of which, the common lilac (Syringa vulgaris), has given rise to more than 1,500 named cultivars. Famed for their fragrant flowers, they bloom from spring to early summer, and are ideal plants for cool-climate gardens. As well as their unforgettable fragrance, lilacs also yield dyes: green from the flowers, green and brown from the leaves, and orange-yellow from the stems.
Flowering Season: Summer, Spring
Lilac foliage ranges from simple pointed elliptical to heart-shaped leaves, which are arranged in opposite pairs, and some species provide vibrant autumn foliage color. Most species bear upright panicles of small 4-petalled flowers that are borne in conspicuous clusters. The flowers may be single or double and range in color from white and soft yellow, through pink and mauve to purple.
Lilacs are hardy and easily grown in well-drained, sandy and gravelly, preferably slightly alkaline soil. They perform best when planted in a position in sun or light shade. They do not do well in clay soils or heavy shade. Some sucker freely and may need to be contained. The species may be raised from seed, cultivars from cuttings, layers, or grafts.
Many Varieties include Oliver De Serres, Cora, Brandt, Clarks Giant, Blue Hyacinth, Sweetheart, Persian and Sensation