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Common Purple Lilac

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Growing Zones: 3-7

Growing Zones 3-7 This plant is recommended for zones: 3-7
(green area above)
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

8-15 ft.

Mature Width:

6-12 ft.


Full to Partial

Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Syringa vulgaris

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Fragrant lavender flower clusters bloom mid to late spring, filling your yard with sweet smelling fragrances for weeks, if not months.

These plants are so aromatic.

These lilac shrubs make excellent hedges. They mature up to 8-15 feet tall, and give you a flowering alternative to most privacy shrubs. Trim once a year or leave them alone to grow into their natural form.

Purple Lilac bushes reach their full size in a hurry... so you get a mature hedge quickly. Known for its cold hardiness, these lilacs will thrive in the north.

Adaptable to most soil conditions, and pest resistant, too! A fast grower that requires minimal care... just plant it and forget it!

Gives your yard unequivocal fragrance and color for a lifetime!

Customer Reviews

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Love them. Actually bloomed first spring and have really grown this first summer.
December 31, 2012
over 3 years ago
Received my lilac on 09/16/11 and planted it on the 19th. Looks really good for being shipped so far. I was skeptical about how it would do with shipping but I was pleasantly surprised. It only had a few damaged leaves. Can't wait until next spring! When lilac's bloom the morell mushrooms are ready to pick in this part of the country!
December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago
Just planted last summer but all 8 came back healthy this year and are already growing vibrantly.
December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago
The purple Lilac's that I planted eventually both ended up dying and I just pulled them out and replaced them with lilacs from my local nursery. First bad experience with fast growing trees. The two aust trees I planted are doing wonderful.
October 8, 2015
Colorado Springs, CO, US
1 year ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Common Purple Lilac

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Common Purple Lilac.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Common Purple Lilac gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Common Purple Lilac again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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The color and fragrance
Kim W on Apr 19, 2016
Fast growing, great smelling, easy to maintain.
Ryan C on Apr 13, 2016
The color and fragrance
Kim W on Apr 19, 2016
To fill my beautiful plastic fence with beautiful shrub too.
Alfred D on Apr 15, 2016
Fast growing, great smelling, easy to maintain.
Ryan C on Apr 13, 2016
This is my mothers favorite bush and this picture shows dark purple blossoms. I want something in the yard that reminds me of her and put some color to our area.
Diane C on Apr 3, 2016
I love lilac
rex s on Apr 3, 2016
mark g on Mar 21, 2016
It is beautiful and spreads a very pleasant aroma
Inara T on Mar 18, 2016
Because I simply LOVE it!
Victoria G on Mar 5, 2016
Like lilacs
don m on Mar 1, 2016
I bought this bush for the fragrance and healing propreties.
Natacha T on Dec 10, 2015
To fill my beautiful plastic fence with beautiful shrub too.
Alfred D on Apr 15, 2016
This is my mothers favorite bush and this picture shows dark purple blossoms. I want something in the yard that reminds me of her and put some color to our area.
Diane C on Apr 3, 2016
How many plants would I need to cover 100 Ft ?
Kenny C on Jan 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: If you'll divide a 100 by 10= 10, if you'll divide a 100 by 12 =8 to 10 bushes. I'm just a customer, but it's seems right to me. Maybe it's can spread less then 12', then do like 8', you can always prune them.
is this every green shrub?
Jenny on Jan 20, 2015
when do I plant a lilac bush in Texas?
A shopper on Oct 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Can I still plant the purple Lilac in the Dallas area, even though we are in zone 8 ?
How far apart do you plant them?
Nancy on Apr 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would plant them 3-4 foot.
what is the deepest purple lilac bush called?
Diana T on Apr 3, 2015
Would they do well in Southern Calif ?
Nancy on Apr 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 3-7. Click the link below to look up what growing zone your in.
Problems with my lilac blooms , not a lot of blooms what can I do for it ?
Lillie W on May 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: If there over fertilized they wont bloom. Only add a handful of 10-10-10 in the late winter. Pruning is important to promote new growth and blooms. Prune off the dead wood in the spring after they bloom, rather than the summer.
I also have your Maple Japanese Coral Bark Tree, and it is bare also; didn't survive our last winter; it too has been without life(leave) all summer. Will you please assist?
Regina B on Oct 2, 2014
Is it deer resistant?
David G on Mar 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have A LOT deer that come in my yard and A LOT of wisteria and I have never seen them have any interest in the wisteria - too busy eating the apples and grapes I put out - but they did mow through all my hydrangea bushes! Lisa
How close can you plant them to one another?
Anthony B on Apr 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Plant them 3-4 feet apart.
ate they a bloom that honey bees like?
Norma R on Mar 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Norma, honestly these have a short (albeit lovely) blooming season so they aren't good for honey bees.the best blooms for bees are echinacea and buddleia, plant borage and even zinnias hill have more bees than you'll know what to do with!
why is the shipping so late for zone 6?
marilyn b on Sep 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We are waiting until these go dormant to dig them. Being in a zone 6 we will postpone shipping until the beginning of April.
What fertilizer do you use on lilacs?
Richard H on Jul 19, 2015
You want to fertilize in early spring with a general all purpose fertilizer or one high in phosphorous. You DO NOT want to use one with high nitrogen as that promotes leafing and poor blooming. You shoulf repeat fertilizing after all the blooms have fallen off. Happy Gardening
Do you need to cross pollination?
Donna B on May 30, 2015
when to transplant lilac bush?
Peggy S on Apr 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Spring/Fall would be a good time to plant
I have this purple lilac and it didn't survive our last winter. It has been bare all summer; it is under your protection plan. Will you please assist?
Regina B on Oct 2, 2014
Will "Declaration Lilacs" grow well in Henderson NV. Have 2 -took them out of direct sun and stems still green green but leaves are crisp brown. What can I do. Kept moist but not wet?
M B on Sep 12, 2014

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