Common Lilac bushes are a great way to add fragrance, colour and texture to your garden.
Lilac bushes come in a range of different coloured flowers from the common purple flower to white, pink or a bluish colour and also purple with white edges.
Lining a few of these Lilac bushes along the edge of your property would make a great hedge or you could plant just one in the corner of your garden to attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators.
Pruning your lilac bush right after it is done flowering is a good way to keep this plant the size you want it to be. You don’t want to wait too long as the flowers for next year start to develop around July so you would be cutting off next year’s flowers if you wait until August or later to prune it.
When pruning your Lilac bush don’t forget to check around the base of your plant for any offshoots or suckers. These can easily be cut off or you can wait until they are about a foot tall and carefully dig them up and give them to friends and family members.
One of the best things about Lilacs is cutting the flowers off and bringing them into the house to fill the air with the beautiful lilac scent.
These common lilac varieties listed below are considered mid to dwarf lilac varieties because they don’t grow as large as most lilacs bushes.
Adding a common Lilac bush to your yard will add fragrance, colour and character, and they are one of the least favoured plants to deer, so unless the deer is starving they will leave it alone.