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Large shrubs known for their beautiful, fragrant blooms in spring.
Common Name 1
› Common Lilac
Common lilac is native of Europe, introduced and naturalized in the United States.
Med - Lg Shrub (usually >3' and never < 1.5')
Common Name 2
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Western state native:
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Plant Maintenance Information
Landscape Application Information
Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:
Prefers moist, fertile, organically rich, slightly acidic to slightly alkaline soils with good drainage. Avoid soggy soils.
The leaves are simple, ovate to broadly ovate, and five to twelve centimeters long.
Predominant flower color:
Tubular, 4-lobed, lilac to purple flowers (each to 1/3" long) which bloom in large conical to narrow-pyramidal panicles (to 6-8" long).
Fall Color Description:
Winter Interest Description:
Used by Wildlife:
Treated with beneficial nematodes 5/13/21
Prune as needed immediately after flowering. To the extent practicable, promptly remove faded flower panicles before seed set. It is of vital importance to do this. Allowing the flower heads to go to seed greatly weaken the plant. These shrubs are not p
Promptly remove root suckers, particularly on grafted plants, to maintain plant appearance and prevent unwanted colonial spread.
Long Term Care:
Propagate by cuttings in spring.
Should be planted in areas with good air circulation to reduce problems with powdery mildew.
Suckering, Powdery mildew frequently attacks in summer. It can seriously affect the appearance of the foliage (unsightly whitish-gray patches begin to develop on the leaves in summer), but generally does little permanent damage to the shrub.
Best grown in cool summer climates. Not recommended for planting in the hot and humid conditions
OSU Landscape Profile:
LBJ Native Plant Database:
Missouri Botanical Garden Database:
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