Lilac - Common White
The Common White Lilac, Syringa Vulgaris, is well-known and loved by gardeners all over the world for its beauty and fragrance. This fragrance is one of the most powerful fragrances emitted by a plant.
This deciduous shrub is used as a hedge or as an individual accent plant. It has white flowers occurring in clusters amid the dark-green heart-shaped leaves.
This species of lilac, the white lilac, produces suckers - new shoots that sprout from the base of the shrub, or from the roots.
In North American gardens, this is a very hardy shrub. Lilacs can withstand severely cold winters (even -35 degrees C) and in fact the species does not grow well in areas without significant frost in wintertime.
Although it’s been recreated for perfumes and candles, nothing compares to the scent of fresh Lilac. The fragrance is captivating; literally spring will be in the air for weeks, if not months.
Plant the Common White Lilac next to Common Purple Lilac for outstanding color contrast!
|Family||Syringa vulgaris var. alba|
|Mature Height||12 - 15 feet|
|Mature Spread||8 - 12 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Single, White|
|Fall Color||Blue, Green|