Lilacs are deciduous shrubs or small trees, ranging in size
from 2–10 m tall, with stems up to 20–30 cm diameter. Lilacs
are popular shrubs in parks and gardens throughout the temperate
zone. In addition to the species listed above, several hybrids
and numerous cultivars have been developed.
Lilacs are flowering shrubs.
Other Names: Syringa, Queen of Shrubs,
Blewe Pipe Trees, Prince's Feather, Duck's Bills,
Descriptions: Lilacs have aromatic cone-shaped
full blossoms made up of smaller flowers.
Size: Lilac bushes grow from 3 to 30 feet
Symbolism: Lilacs symbolize maturation.
Lilacs symbolize first love, youthful innocence
Grow Details: Lilacs have showy blossoms
the bushes are easy to grow, and require minimum
Soil Type: Fertile
Well Drained Soil
Soil PH: PH 6.0-7.5
Light: Full Sun to Part Sun
Grow Zone: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Height: Lilac bushes grow from 3
to 30 feet tall.
Flower Colors: White, Lavender, Magenta,
Propagation: Lilacs can be propagated
through cuttings and seeds.
Blooming Period: Spring to Summer
Type: Perennial Shrub
Herbal Remedy Properties: Lilacs have
a calming effect, that encourages relaxation.
In the past, lilac was ingested to rid the intestines
of parasitic worms, and to treat malaria. Modern
homeopathic herbalists use the essential oil of
lilac to treat skin ailments such as rashes, sunburns
and minor cuts and scrapes.
Native Area: Lilacs are native to Europe
Other: Lilac is the State Flower of New
|Lilacs flower on old wood, and produce more flowers
if unpruned. If pruned, the plant responds by producing
fast-growing young vegetative growth with no flowers,
in an attempt to restore the removed branches; a
pruned lilac often produces few or no flowers for
one to five or more years, before the new growth
matures sufficiently to start flowering.
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