syringa vulgaris. This is the wild species of Lilac from which all our modern varieties have been selected. It is a deciduous shrub or small tree and has green heart-shaped leaves. The light blue-purple flowers are very sweet-smelling in early summer. Butterflies and bees love lilac as it provides nectar throughout the summer. Lilac – Common Lilac
Name: syringa vulgaris
Approx. Height and spread: 6-7M x 3-4M
Position: Full sun
Soil Ph: Alkaline – neutral
Moisture: Well drained. Moist but well drained
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
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