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Common Lilac

A Beloved Classic Adored for its Scent

  • Butterflies and Hummingbirds love this plant!
  • Stunning, fragrant, purple flowers
  • Cold Hardy

Availability: Out of stock


Product Details

You can't go wrong with this beloved, classic perennial.  The Common Lilac is widely known for its beautiful and fragrant, purple flowers.

This popular plant boasts showy, purple bloom clusters in spring that are hard to miss.  The green leaves create a lovely backdrop for the prized, fragrant flowers.  The dense foliage and mature size of 12 feet by 8 feet make this plant perfect for a fragrant perennial hedge!

This Lilac is easy to care for, fire retardent, and even tolerant to pollution.  Lilacs thrive in full sun and fertile, well-drained soil.  Try just one as a showpiece in your yard or garden or several for a hedge or mass planting.  The more you have the more fragrance you bring to your yard and the more hummingbirds and butterflies you'll see!  The flowers of the Common Lilac are ideal for cutting so feel free bring the fragrance and beauty inside!

You'll love having your very own Common Lilac!  Get yours today!


Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Grows in Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Sunlight Full Sun
Soil Type Adaptable
Mature Height 8-10 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Fall Color Yellow
Bloom Color Purple
Botanical Name Syringa vulgaris

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Planting Instructions

Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  


Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 2 - 3 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.



Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the Fedex shipping map below.  Please note that Fedex ships Monday-Saturday only and shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  West coast orders MAY be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when Fedex picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

How much is shipping? Add all of your items to the cart.  At checkout, your shipping price to ship your order will be displayed.

Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant!  We ship Fedex Home Delivery which will ensure you package will also be delivered on a Saturday.  

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