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COMMON LILAC
Syringa vulgaris

Syringa vulgaris Syringa vulgaris Syringa vulgaris Syringa vulgaris Syringa vulgaris Syringa vulgaris Syringa vulgaris Syringa vulgaris Syringa vulgaris Syringa vulgaris Syringa vulgaris Syringa vulgaris Syringa vulgaris

Photo Locations: Red Butte Garden - Salt Lake City, UT

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Takes some drought. Many cultivars available. 'Firmament' is half the size of the species, one of the first blue lilacs with light sky-blue flowers.

Has fragrant Flower.

Native to Southeastern Europe.

Family: Oleaceae

Tree Characteristics

Oval Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 20 feet.

Width: 20 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 40 to 150 years.

Leaves Ovate, Medium to Dark Green, Gold or No Change, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Fragrant Blue, Lavender, Pink or White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Brown Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer.

Bark Dark Gray or Light Gray, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Low out of Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 16 and 18 - 22; A1 - A3.

USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 8.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Clay or Loam Texture.

Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Not Suited.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Beetle Borers, Leaf Miner and Scales, Anthracnose, Bacterial Blight, Oak Root Rot and Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Attracts Bees.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Hedged.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Syringa vulgaris Tree Record." 1995-2018. Jan 22, 2018.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/syringa-vulgaris >

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