The forever appealing common lilac. Fragrant purple spring blooms make this popular shrub hard to resist after a long winter. Intensity of purple may vary and fragrance is strongly sweet and usually attracts much attention. A natural open shrub with rather large bluish-green summer foliage, lilacs make a decent lawn specimen or more effectively as a grouping in a large landscape bed, cottage garden, or open lawn. Open habit, large shielding foliage seems to attract birds.
Syringa vulgaris Characteristics & Attributes:
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