Huge, fragrant blooms in spring on an easy-care bush
There is nothing so welcome in springtime than a soft breeze rustling through a Lilac in bloom! The fresh floral fragrance of the big, broad, pointed clusters of tiny true flowers is simply unforgettable.
Give yourself these special shrubs and you'll make everyone in your neighborhood happy, too! You'll also provide lots of early season nectar for butterflies!
Lilacs are excellent informal hedges and make lush privacy screens. Use them as a backdrop for borders or create an impressive stand alone lawn planting in an island-style bed.
Read through this #ProPlantTips Lilac guide from NatureHills.com. It's easy to maximize the vigor and performance of your new Lilac bushes with a few tips of the trade.
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Enjoy the incredibly fragrant, old-fashioned favorite Common Purple Lilac (Syringa vulgaris), just like the ones in Grandma's yard. Get a double dose of showy blooms with a modern selection, like hybrid Bloomerang® Dark Purple Lilac (Syringa x BLOOMERANG 'SMSJBP7').
We have Lilac varieties to suit the needs of any garden. Please read the descriptions and Plant Highlights on every product page.
Supply Lilacs full sun (at least six hours of sunshine a day) to be treated to the most astonishing display of aromatic blooms. Look for a planting site in a sunny spot that has plenty of good air circulation to prevent powdery mildew.
Well-drained soil is important to keep them happy and healthy. Lilacs perform best when the soil surrounding their root systems drains relatively quickly after rainfall.
Plant them in raised beds if you have heavy, marshy soil. Many people choose to grow smaller-scale Lilac shrubs in extra-large, light-weight resin containers for the patio, deck or balcony.
Lilac roots remain fairly shallow and shouldn't become invasive or aggressive towards sidewalks or patios. Large-scale selections make wonderful anchors in your foundation planting at the corner of your home.
It is a good idea to plant them back at least 10 feet away from your home. You will want easy access to the exterior of your home for repairs and painting.
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Water new Lilacs carefully the first year in your garden to get their roots established, using the Finger Test. Poke your finger into the soil around your plant up to the second knuckle…water as it starts to grow dry.
Thereafter, water these rugged, durable shrubs during high heat and in drought conditions. Keep container-grown Lilacs watered regularly their entire life.
Lilac plants appreciate rich soil. Every other year in early spring, put a top-dressing of compost at the base of the plant and water it in.
Fertilize with a high-quality, low-nitrogen formula designed for flowering shrubs. We recommend following the label instructions for application rate and timing.
Prune right after flowering is done to clean up your shrub. Of course, you can also prune the blooms for an impressive cut flower arrangement!
What's springtime without the traditional scent of Lilac gracing your interior tablescapes? Choose a deep vase that is weighted on the bottom to showcase the generous blooms without tipping.
Every few years, prune out a few of the thickest, oldest branches at ground level. This practice will keep your Lilac refreshed and looking its best.
Create memories with long-lived, easy-care Lilac bushes planted and grown at your home. They make very thoughtful housewarming gift plants, as well!
Contact our team of plant experts at customer-support.naturehills.com if you still have questions.We'll help you find just the right cultivars to enchant you and your guests.