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Common Purple Lilac

Syringa vulgaris

$19.95 (10% Off)

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-t- Planting Mix
Common Purple Lilac Planting Mix

Helps your Common Purple Lilac get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
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Growing Zones: 3-7
(hardy down to -30℉)

Growing Zones 3-7
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

8-15 ft.

Mature Width:

6-12 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


2-4 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Syringa vulgaris

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The most fragrant blossoms in the world!

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!

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Customer Reviews

3.6 / 5.0
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Love them. Actually bloomed first spring and have really grown this first summer.
January 1, 2013
over 5 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!
January 1, 2013
over 6 years ago
Just planted last summer but all 8 came back healthy this year and are already growing vibrantly.
January 1, 2013
over 6 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
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
Shaby brown leafs
As you can see by the pic. the plants delivered were very small and shabby for $20 each. This one plant is about 8" has browning leafs, and is covered in spots.
August 10, 2017
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
Common Purple Lilac
I love the Lilac trees, I thought they would have grown better than they have. hopefully I will have better growth next year.
November 11, 2016
1 year ago
ZERO Stars
So disappointed in this, it is crazy. I bought several items at same time, unhappy with 90% of order. Not an exaggeration when I say this came to me as a simple, small twig with 3-4 leaves on it. After 5 months it still looks the same. It won't make it through the winter is my guess. It is unbelievable how this came to me. This company is not a company I would ever recommend to anyone. Go to home depot or lowes, you will get much better for the same price, seriously.
November 13, 2017
11 months ago
Response from
Hi Denise! Thank you for shopping with us. We are very sorry to hear that you are not happy with your purchases. We've located your order, and we do see that you purchased the 1 Year Plant Warranty. If you could please call Customer Service at 888-504-2001 and voice your concerns, one of our representatives will be more than happy to file your claim. Thank you!
November 14, 2017
Amanda LStaff

Planting & Care

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

Common Purple Lilac Planting Diretions

Common Purple Lilacs also know as (Syringa vulgaris) are one of the most popular fragrant multi blooming shrubs. These plants can bloom gorgeous white, pink or lavender clusters and reach a height of 8-15 ft. Lilac growth can range from 12-24 inches yearly; depending your growing environment and conditions. They are best grown in zones 3-7.

Choosing a location: Lilacs can tolerate full sun to partial shade, but prefer 6 hours of sun for the best bloom. In warmer climates plant your lilacs in afternoon shade so that they are not exposed to hot afternoon sun. Lilacs prefer rich, moist soil but do not like to be in areas that retain water for a long period of time.

Planting directions:
1) After choosing your area, dig a hole that is twice as wide and just as deep as the container that the plant arrives in.
2) Carefully remove the plant from the container. Lightly tapping the container will help to loosen it if it is difficult to remove.
3) Lightly comb the roots with your fingers to loosen the roots so that the spread out more quickly.
4) Place your plant in the hole so that the top of the soil is even with the surrounding soil level.
5) Back fill with a mixture of native soil and compost. These plants like rich soil so you can use a 50/50 mixture of compost and native soil. Water after every few inches to remove any air pockets. Tamp the soil well when done to eliminate air pockets.
6) Water well when done and cover the area with mulch to protect the roots and help them conserve moisture.

Watering: Lilacs like moist but not wet soil, they will need to be watered regularly while establishing. They’ll need water once or twice a week (sometimes more in extreme heat), allowing the soil to dry 1-2 inches down before watering again.

Pruning: Lilacs do not need much pruning except to remove damaged or crossing branches. If you remove faded or spent flowers immediately, it will increase the amount of flowers the following season.

Fertilization: Fertilize lilacs in early spring before bloom with a well balanced fertilizer to encourage growth and blooms. A 10-10-10 or all purpose shrub fertilizer will be adequate, please read and follow the label instructions.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Browse 17 questions Browse 17 questions and 38 answers
Why did you choose this? Store
Robert B on Feb 13, 2018
Color and Aroma
Joey O on Jan 2, 2018
Robert B on Feb 13, 2018
love the smell--grew up with them
Mary M on Jan 30, 2018
Color and Aroma
Joey O on Jan 2, 2018
Because My Mom had Lilac bushes and they smelled so good!!!
Diana B on Oct 29, 2017
Reminded me of childhood
Rochelle V on Jan 16, 2017
Its hardy and will quickly add colour and aroma to a new home.
Michelle A on Jan 4, 2017
I love the smell!
Darren W on Oct 14, 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
The price on these was decent, and I don't like bare root plants. I just hope they all make it considering this company doesn't have a great guarantee.
Leander F on Mar 31, 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
love the smell--grew up with them
Mary M on Jan 30, 2018
Because My Mom had Lilac bushes and they smelled so good!!!
Diana B on Oct 29, 2017
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.
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 ?
is this every green shrub?
Jenny on Jan 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No it is deciduous. They will lose their leaves in the winter.
How far apart do you plant them?
Nancy on Apr 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would plant them 3-4 foot.
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.
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.
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.
Do you need to cross pollination?
Donna B on May 30, 2015
Do deer leave them alone?
Stacy E on Mar 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Till now they did not try it, only some broken limps, perhaps jumping over the fence or trying the taste. They prefer the small apple trees in my son's adjacent garden.
Are these deciduous? I want privacy from nosy neighbor. The aroma is enticing & the reason I want it
Nancy L on May 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are and they are not so dense that it fits the purpose. I would use something else for that reason and plant some lilacs in front of them for beauty and the best smell you can put in your garden.
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!
are they animal friendly?
Linda K on Jan 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Lilacs do not contain any chemicals that will poison animals or humans.
How close can you plant them to one another?
Anthony B on Apr 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Plant them 3-4 feet apart.
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
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
when to transplant lilac bush?
Peggy S on Apr 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Spring/Fall would be a good time to plant

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