Syringa vulgaris | Common Purple Lilac

The species of this plant produces purple flowers, but many, many selections of Lilac in a wide range of flower colors are available. Check at your local nursery. Grows in an upright, vase shape, and is often used as an informal barrier or background plant. Flowers are fragrant and bloom in large clusters. Canopy coverage: 113 square feet.

Water Requirement: low

Sun Exposure: full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to -40F

Growth Rate: moderate

Height: 15 feet high

Width: 12 feet wide


Foliage Color: blue-green

Flower Color: purple

Flower Season: spring

Wildlife: hummingbirds, butterflies