Lilac (Syringa) A Popular Spring Flowering Garden Shrub


A spring flowering shrub found in many gardens across the UK, well-known for its abundance of colourful flowers or blooms, and sweet scent.

Lilac (syringa vulgaris) is a hardy shrub and will tolerate cold winds and frost. It is ideal for planting in well drained poor limestone or chalky (alkaline) soils, in full sun or partial shade.

Lilac (Syringa) close up of purple/pink flowers

Lilac (Syringa) close up of purple/pink flowers

Quick Information

  • Group: Oleaceae (Olive family).
  • Position: Full Sun
  • Colour: Purple
  • Flowering time: Mid April/Mid June
  • Type: Hardy.
  • Soil Type: Alkaline
  • Height around: 700cm.
  • Width: 700cm
  • Great for: Cottage garden, wildlife garden, Scented Garden
Lilac (Syringa) purple/pink spring flowering shrub

Lilac (Syringa) purple/pink spring flowering shrub

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Other known varieties:

There many cultivar varieties available, and a great choice of colours, from pure white, pinks, purple and blue with single or double blooms, some popular names include :- ‘Katherine Havemeyer’, ‘Bloomerang Pink Perfume’ and ‘Sensation’.

Photographed :- 14th April 2011

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