Lilac Bush Growing Tips

“Flowers can range in color from pink to purple; however, white and yellow varieties are also available. Lilacs are among the most carefree of all shrubs.  Their needs are simple: plenty of sunlight, good drainage, fertile soil and annual pruning. Choose your planting site carefully and the only care you’ll need to provide is yearly pruning to maintain a nice shape. In the spring, you’ll be rewarded with clusters of fragrant blooms.”

Lilacs (image) are big, beautiful, fragrant. The purple flowers bloom in May.

Plant taxonomy classifies common lilac bushes as Syringa vulgaris. An example of a cultivar of this plant is ‘Wedgewood Blue.’ Mention of these plants almost surely does not evoke thoughts of the extra virgin olive oil you find so essential when you cook Italian meals, yet Syringa is, in fact, a member of the olive family, along with other such ornamental plants as ash trees, forsythia shrubs, and privet shrubs.

Most kinds are deciduous shrubs. ‘Wedgewood Blue’ is one variety that has a compact growth habit. But because of the height some varieties attain at maturity, people sometimes refer to them as “lilac trees,” lumping them in with the other wonderful flowering trees of spring…

 

Read more: https://www.thespruce.com/lilac-bushes-growing-tips-2132722 

 

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