Common Lilac

A Classic Perennial Treasured for its Scent and Purple Blooms

  • Butterflies and Hummingbirds love this plant!
  • Stunning, Fragrant, Purple flowers
  • Bring that heavenly scent indoors with Cut Flowers!
  • Cold Hardy Shrub
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You can't go wrong with this beloved old-fashioned gem!  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 foliage is lush and attractive.  The Common Lilac grows to be quite large at maturity.  Prepare for a 12 feet tall and 8 feet wide beauty!

The Common Lilac makes a unique, fragrant, flowering hedge or even a privacy screen.  Plant one as a lovely focal point in your yard or garden.  Lilacs are perfect for a cottage, cutting, or wildlife garden.  Plant your Lilac somewhere where you pass by often so you can enjoy the heavenly scent of its aromatic blooms.

This Lilac is easy to care for, fire retardant, 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, color, and beauty 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 stunning scented blooms inside!

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

Additional Information

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

How To Care for your new Common Lilac

The Common Lilac is easy to care for.  This lilac enjoys full sun and is adaptable to variety of soils as long as they are well-drained.  Water deeply twice weekly for the first 2-3 months.  Once established water when the ground is dry.  Fertilize with a slow release fertilizer in spring for best results.  No need to prune this lilac, but if you do, right after spring blooms fade is the time recommended.  The flowers bloom on old and new wood.  Deadheading old blooms does encourage faster and more plentiful reblooming, but isn’t necessary if you want to avoid the task. Lilacs are deer resistant.

Avoid diseases and pests by providing the ideal environment for your plant to thrive.  Not many pests bother this lilac. However watch out for Scale and Borers.  Scale is an insect seen on the underside of leaves, stems, and branches.  They may look cottony or waxy and move slowly or not at all.  These insects are parasitic so they can be a problem if they become abundant.  They can be treated with neem oil.  Be sure to thoroughly cover the entire plant and apply multiple doses. If you see holes in the stems of your plant you have Borers.  These are generally hard to treat without pruning the plant back as they live inside the plant.  However, natural pesticide, Bacillus thuringiensis can be an effective treatment.  Avoid fungus issues by watering at the base of your plant rather than over the leaves.

Planting your lilac Find a nice sunny spot to plant your lilac. Dig a hole 1½ times bigger than the pot. Gently remove the plant from the pot and pull apart the roots a little bit at the bottom and sides. Place your Lilac bush inside the hole, ensuring that the root ball is level with the surrounding surface. Tamp the soil in place to remove any oxygen bubbles and water it thoroughly.



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 1-2 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 shipping map below.  Please note that shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  

West coast orders on plants will be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex, UPS, or USPS.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when the carrier 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.

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