Common lilac (early bloom) is a medium to large shrub with showy purple flowers. It is moderately fast growing, intolerant of shade but is tolerant of drought. Common lilac, which has shallow dense root system, grows in a variety of soils.
Wildlife Food & Cover: Poor food Fair cover-nesting, escape, perching
Flowers: Fragrant lavender to white flower clusters in early Spring
Fruit: Woody capsule, flat tannish seeds
Ecosystem: Dry Oak Forest, Mesic (Moist) Oak Forest Other: Plant in a breezy area to reduce powdery mildew
Scientific Name: Syringa vulgaris
Product Size at Purchase: 12-24"
Product Size at Maturity: 12-20'