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While Flowers with Superior Fragrance

Common White Lilac is an ornamental shrub with stunning flowers of intoxicating fragrance. You could use several to dazzling effect as a hedge, or even plant just one as an individual accent near your patio where you can enjoy its spring show.

Your Common White Lilac is well-known and loved by gardeners all over the world for its beauty and fragrance.  Its pristine white flowers bloom on long, upright panicles in mid-spring. 

The dark green, heart-shaped leaves provide an elegant compliment to the clustered blossoms.  As if the dazzling spring display weren’t enough, your Common White Lilac will astound you with its fragrance--one of the most powerful fragrances emitted by a plant (and one of its most-beloved features).

Common White Lilac will grow to about 10 feet in height with an 8 foot spread.  It’s a very hardy shrub, especially for North American gardens as it can withstand severely cold winters.  In fact, Common White Lilac actually does best in areas with significant frost in wintertime.  It’s also quite tolerant of soil conditions and will even do well in urban environments. 

Although it has been recreated for perfumes and candles, nothing can compare to the scent of fresh Lilac in your yard and home.  Used as cut flowers, or left to decorate your yard, the fragrance is captivating, ensuring the scent of spring for weeks, if not months. 

Plant one today, or couple one with our Common Purple Lilac for outstanding color contrast.  Either way, you won’t want to miss the allure of a Lilac for your landscape.

* Gorgeous flowers
* Outstanding fragrance
* Cold hardy


Plant Facts

Family Syringa vulgaris var. alba
Foliage Blue Green
Mature Height 12 - 15 feet
Mature Spread 8 - 12 feet
Soil Widely Adaptable
Zones 2-7
Mature Form Upright
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Flower Color Single, White
Fall Color Blue, Green
Bloom Period Spring

Common White Lilac.

Rating: 4.5/5 based on 6 review(s)
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Hedge Review by Temperance
I lined my property line with this plant several years ago and now the plants are over 6 feet tall and still growing. They are quite thick and leafy. I really like this plant as a hedge, I have not pruned it so far. The fragrance of the flowers are wonderful.
fragrance Review by Bet me
My common white lilacs create a wonderful fragrance when they bloom. It is almost indescribable how pungent and lovely the scent is. How I wish I could capture that scent for a longer period of time.
hardy Review by BD
These plant love the cold or at least they must because they thrive up here close to the Canadian border. I have long hedge of these plant and they are so bright in the spring when they bloom.
Lovely Review by Ron
I love, love my white lilac. I planted it near my back deck so we can enjoy it close up. Even though the blooms last only in spring, the greenery softens the area all summer long.
Fragrance Review by Gerry K
Fragrance, fragrance, and more fragrance, that is what I love about lilacs and the Common White lilac produces as much fragrance as any of them. I remember this lilac when I was growing up and it has stayed popular for years and years. Mine are about 4 years old now and they made it a nostalgic spring for me.

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