Scientific Name: Syringa vulgaris Form: Irregular
Common Name:common lilac Texture:Medium - coarse
Family Name:OleaceaeHabit: Stiffly upright
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):5 - 7m x 4 - 5m
Origin: Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 2: (-46 to -40 C)
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Whorled, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Ovate, Entire, Sinuate
Flowers: Thyrse, (Floriferous), (Panicle-like), Violet, Apr- May
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Aug- Sep, (Persistent)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Alkaline
Landscape Uses: Attract birds, Attract butterflies, Cut flower or foliage, Fragrance, Hedge row, Screening, Specimen plant
Key ID Features:Leaves opposite (rarely in whorls of 3), cordate up to 12 cm long; panicles (thyrse) of highly fragrant purple florets with 4 lobes in spring. Winter ID: buds large green opposite; terminal buds in pairs; opened capsules.