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Common Lilac Bushes

Common Lilac Bushes

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 Lilac Bushes

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.


Common Lilac Varieties

These common lilac varieties listed below are considered mid to dwarf lilac varieties because they don’t grow as large as most lilacs bushes.

Miss Kim Lilac

Miss Kim Lilac (Syringa pubescens subsp. patula 'Miss Kim') – This slow growing, upright Miss Kim Lilac will grow to about 6 to 8 feet tall and wide, which could get bigger with age. It pinkish coloured flowers bloom later in spring to extend the fragrance of spring and has great fall colour with a burgundy tinge to the leaves.

Dwarf Korean Lilac

Dwarf Korean Lilac (Syringa meyeri 'Palibin') – growing only 4 to 6 feet tall and 5 to 7 feet wide, this Dwarf Korean Lilac with its pale purple flowers will look great planted as a low hedge along a walkway or as a standalone specimen plant.

Tiny DancerTM Lilac

Tiny DancerTM Lilac (Syringa vulgaris 'Elsdancer’) – 4 to 5 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide, this Tiny DancerTM Lilac will tolerates road salt, and is cold and heat tolerant. It’s also disease, pest and mildew resistant.

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.


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