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Syringa - Lilacs

Syringa (Lilac) are deciduous shrubs or trees, grown for their delightfully fragrant flowers in late spring or early summer. Adored by hummingbirds, butterflies and humans, the colorful flowers are a must in bouquets at home. There are literally hundreds of varieties available in various sizes, some with smaller habits than the common Lilac and perfect for small gardens. Grow Lilacs as specimen plants or in groups, in shrub borders or as privacy hedge and enjoy their fabulous floral scent!


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Syringa 'Bloomerang Dark Purple' (Reblooming Lilac)

Syringa 'Bloomerang Dark Purple' is a small, reblooming lilac of compact, rounded habit. Sweetly scented, star-like, dark purple flowers are on display over a long season. Blooming massively in mid-late spring, the blossoms are so profuse that they literally cover the shrub. After a rest period to put on new growth, they repeat bloom from mid-summer through fall. The second period of bloom is not as profuse as that in the spring, but still showy.

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Syringa 'Bloomerang Dwarf Pink' (Reblooming Lilac)

Perfect for small spaces, Syringa 'Bloomerang Dwarf Pink' is a small, reblooming lilac of extremely compact, rounded habit. Sweetly scented, star-like pure pink flowers are on display over a long season. Blooming massively in late spring, the blossoms are so profuse that they literally cover the shrub. After a rest period to put on new growth, they repeat bloom from mid-summer through fall. The second period of bloom is not as profuse as that in the spring, but still showy.

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Syringa 'Bloomerang Dwarf Purple' (Reblooming Lilac)

Perfect for small spaces, Syringa 'Bloomerang Dwarf Purple' is a small, reblooming lilac of extremely compact, rounded habit. Sweetly scented, star-like purple flowers are on display over a long season. Blooming massively in late spring, the blossoms are so profuse that they literally cover the shrub. After a rest period to put on new growth, they repeat bloom from mid-summer through fall. The second period of bloom is not as profuse as that in the spring, but still showy.

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Syringa 'Bloomerang Pink Perfume' (Reblooming Lilac)

Syringa 'Bloomerang Pink Perfume' is a small, reblooming lilac of compact, rounded habit. Sweetly scented, star-like pink flowers are on display over a long season. Blooming massively in mid-late spring, the blossoms are so profuse that they literally cover the shrub. After a rest period to put on new growth, they repeat bloom from mid-summer through fall. The second period of bloom is not as profuse as that in the spring, but still showy.

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Syringa 'Bloomerang Purple' (Reblooming Lilac)

Syringa 'Bloomerang Purple' is a small, reblooming lilac of compact, rounded habit. Sweetly scented, star-like purple flowers are on display over a long season. Blooming massively in mid-late spring, the blossoms are so profuse that they literally cover the shrub. After a rest period to put on new growth, they repeat bloom from mid-summer through fall. The second period of bloom is not as profuse as that in the spring, but still showy.

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Syringa 'Josee' (Reblooming Lilac)

Syringa 'Josee' is a dwarf, reblooming lilac of compact, rounded habit. Heavenly scented, star-like lavender-pink flowers are on display over a long season. Blooming massively in late spring, the blossoms are so profuse that they literally cover the shrub. After a rest period to put on new growth, they repeat bloom sporadically through fall.

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Syringa 'Red Pixie' (Lilac)

Perfect for small gardens, Syringa 'Red Pixie' is a dwarf, deciduous shrub of upright, rounded habit that gets covered with a profusion of sweetly-fragrant panicles of deep reddish-pink flowers that fade to pale pink. Blooming in late spring to early summer, this small lilac often repeats bloom in late summer or early fall.

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Syringa 'Scent and Sensibility' (Lilac)

Syringa 'Scent and Sensibility' (Lilac) is a dwarf, deciduous shrub of compact, spreading habit. Opening from dark pink buds in spring, soft lilac-pink flowers are on display over a long season. Blooming massively in mid-late spring, the heavily fragrant blossoms are so profuse that they literally cover the plant. After a rest period, they repeat sporadically throughout the summer and until frost, but they are not as abundant as in spring.

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Syringa 'Tinkerbelle' (Lilac)

Perfect for small gardens, Syringa 'Tinkerbelle' is a compact, deciduous shrub of upright, rounded habit that gets covered with a profusion of sweetly-fragrant panicles, 3-5 in. long (7-12 cm), of single pink flowers in late spring to early summer. Opening from incredible wine-red flower buds, they last about 3-4 weeks and create a very nice display. The small, broadly-ovate, bright green leaves remain attractive in summer.

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Syringa meyeri 'Palibin' (Lilac)

An ideal Korean Lilac for small gardens, Syringa meyeri 'Palibin' is a dense, compact, low-spreading, deciduous shrub that gets covered with a profusion of sweetly-fragrant upright panicles of lilac-pink single flowers in late spring to early summer. Smaller than the species, its broadly-ovate, dark green leaves are extremely resistant to powdery mildew and remain attractive in summer.

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Syringa pubescens subsp. microphylla 'Superba' (Littleleaf Lilac)

Award-winner Syringa pubescens subsp. microphylla 'Superba' (Littleleaf Lilac) is a bushy, spreading deciduous shrub adorned with loose panicles of fragrant, single, long-tubed, rosy-pink flowers. Blooming in late spring to early summer, this pretty lilac often repeats bloom in summer or early fall.

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Syringa pubescens subsp. patula 'Miss Kim' (Lilac)

A low maintenance plant with excellent resistance to powdery mildew, Syringa pubescens subsp. patula 'Miss Kim' is a charming Manchurian lilac which provides interest over three seasons of the year. In late spring, it gets covered with abundant, sweetly fragrant, lavender to ice blue flowers which open from rich purple buds. It also provides good fall color with its dark green foliage turning attractive burgundy shades in the fall. A slow grower, this lilac is ideal for small gardens.

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Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk' (Japanese Tree Lilac)

Award-winner Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk' (Japanese Tree Lilac) is a large shrub or small tree with an oval to rounded crown. In early summer, a profusion of huge clusters, 6-12 in. long (15-30 cm), packed with fragrant, tiny creamy-white flowers adorn the tree. Flowering begins at a young age on this sturdy, compact tree.

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Syringa reticulata (Japanese Tree Lilac)

Syringa reticulata (Japanese Tree Lilac) is a large shrub or small tree with an oval to rounded crown. In early summer, a profusion of huge clusters, 6-12 in. long (15-30 cm), packed with musky-scented, tiny creamy-white flowers adorn the tree for about two weeks.

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Syringa reticulata subsp. pekinensis 'Beijing Gold' (Pekin Lilac)

Syringa reticulata subsp. pekinensis 'Beijing Gold' (Pekin Lilac) is a very floriferous deciduous tree of graceful, upright habit with multiple seasons of interest.

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Syringa reticulata subsp. pekinensis 'China Snow' (Pekin Lilac)

Hardy and beautiful, award-winning Syringa reticulata subsp. pekinensis 'China Snow' (Pekin Lilac) is a very floriferous deciduous tree of graceful, upright-rounded habit with multiple seasons of interest.

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Syringa reticulata subsp. reticulata 'Snowdance' (Japanese Tree Lilac)

Noted for its remarkably heavy blooms, Syringa reticulata 'Snowdance' (Japanese Tree Lilac) is a large shrub or small tree with an oval to rounded crown. In early summer, a profusion of huge clusters packed with fragrant, tiny creamy-white flowers adorn the tree. Flowering begins at a young age on this sturdy, compact tree.

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Syringa vulgaris 'Albert F. Holden' (Lilac)

Syringa vulgaris 'Albert F. Holden' is an upright, deciduous shrub with large, loosely open panicles packed with fragrant, single, deep violet flowers in late spring. Each blossom is adorned with a silvery blush on the reverse of the petals, creating a nice bicolor effect.

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Syringa vulgaris 'Andenken an Ludwig Spath' (Lilac)

Regarded as one of the best purple lilacs, award-winning Syringa vulgaris 'Andenken an Ludwig Spath' is an upright, deciduous shrub with slender panicles, up to 12 in. long (30 cm), packed with amazingly fragrant, single, deep wine-red flowers. Blooming in late spring, the abundant blossoms last 3-4 weeks and make a dramatic display.

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Syringa vulgaris 'Avalanche' (Lilac)

Syringa vulgaris 'Avalanche' is a deciduous shrub with showy upright panicles of very large, fragrant, white florets in late spring. The open branches are clothed in light green, heart-shaped leaves that remain attractive in summer. This beautiful lilac becomes magical during twilight hours, glowing in the fading light.

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Syringa vulgaris 'Beauty of Moscow' (Lilac)

Noted for its unique color, Syringa vulgaris 'Beauty of Moscow' is a deciduous shrub with showy upright panicles of highly fragrant, double flowers in late spring. Opening from pinkish-lilac buds, the double white florets are adorned with a very pale pink blush, creating a stunning bicolor effect.

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Syringa vulgaris 'Blue Skies' (Lilac)

Compact, Syringa vulgaris 'Blue Skies' is an upright deciduous shrub with very showy racemes of sweetly fragrant, pale lavender-blue, single flowers in late spring. Opening from lilac-pink buds, the dense, arching panicles cover the shrub in a ravishing bicolor display.

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Syringa vulgaris 'Charles Joly' (Lilac)

Award-winning Syringa vulgaris 'Charles Joly' (Lilac) is an upright, deciduous shrub with showy panicles packed with amazingly fragrant, magenta, double flowers. Opening from purple buds in late spring, the abundant blossoms last 3-4 weeks and make a dramatic display.

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Syringa vulgaris 'Katherine Havemeyer' (Lilac)

Award-winning Syringa vulgaris 'Katherine Havemeyer' is an upright, deciduous shrub, spreading with age, with dense panicles packed with amazingly fragrant, double, lavender-purple flowers which fade to lilac-pink. Blooming in late spring, the abundant blossoms last 3-4 weeks and make a wonderful display of lavender, purple and pink. The erect, open branches are clothed in light green, heart-shaped leaves that remain attractive in summer. Introduced in 1922, this old time favorite is one of the loveliest and most reliable.

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