Lilacs are beautiful perennial shrubs, that produces highly fragrant purple flowers. The scent of lilacs is one of the strongest and can carry for quite a distance. These beautiful shrubs are a highlight of spring and a reminder that summer is almost here.
Name: Common Lilac (Syringa vulgaris)
Hardiness: Zones 3-7
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Color: Violet/Lavender
Bloom Time: Late Spring / Early Summer
While Common Lilacs are the most common of the Lilac family, there are actually over 1,000 varieties to choose from. They come in a variety of colors, the most popular being lilac and purple. These shrubs also very in size from small 4 to 8 foot varieties to types that can grow up to 30 feet. With the multitude of options offered, there should be a perfect shrub to meet your needs.