1 / 6
Author:User OlofE on sv.wikipedia
4 / 6
Syringa vularis, Common Lilac, Sheffield's Seed Co.,
5 / 6
2017 crop Ukraine
6 / 6
Sheffields Seed Co Inc.

Syringa vulgaris

Common Lilac, Lilac

  • Syringa vulgaris

Please select the quantity desired, and we will advise availability and price as soon as possible.


Min. hardiness zone:
Item ID:

Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 30-90 days
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: can be fall sown without stratification.|seedlings need shade for their first year 

Syringa vulgaris, also known as the common lilac, is a popular ornamental plant in gardens and parks due to its attractive and sweet-smelling flowers that bloom early in the summer. The plant can be grown as an informal hedge and is often used as a rootstock for various ornamental cultivars of lilac. The essential oil from its flowers is used in perfumery, and the bark and leaves have also been used for medicinal purposes. Its flowers are usually lilac to mauve, occasionally white, and are arranged in dense terminal panicles. This large deciduous shrub or small tree can grow up to 6-7m high and is native to the Balkan Peninsula but has been naturalized in other parts of Europe and America. It is widely naturalized in western and northern Europe, but it is not regarded as an aggressive species. It is an excellent addition to any garden or park and is available in various cultivars, with some still in commerce today.

You might also like

Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Dawn Redwood

Papaver somniferum

Papaver somniferum

Opium Poppy

Robinia pseudoacacia

Robinia pseudoacacia

Black Locust, False Acacia, Yellow Locust

Vaccinium corymbosum

Vaccinium corymbosum

Highbush Blueberry

(315) 497-1058
269 NY-34 Locke NY 13092

HOME - logo

Find us on: