The Main Plant entry for Lilacs (Syringa)

This database entry exists to show plant data and photos that apply generically to all Lilacs.

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on old wood
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies

Common names
  • Lilac

Photo Gallery

Date: 2017-06-10
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2019-04-19

Date: 2017-06-14
Location: Willow Valley Communities, Lakes Campus, Willow Street, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2019-05-02
Location: Warren, Vermont
Date: May 19, 2021
New Greenhouse at Lareau Farm
Location: Mid-Missouri, USA
Date: 2020-04-19
Lavender blooms in dappled sunlight
Photo by PoppyLady420

Date: May 2017
Location: Pennsylvania
Date: 2022-02-26
lilac leaf buds encased in ice
Location: Willow Street, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2019-04-27
Location: Apple Valley MN
Date: 2019-10-07
Location: Southern Maine
Date: 2020-06-01
seedling of “Arch McKean”
Location: Baltimore, MD
Date: 2016-05-10
Photo by paulaf
Location: Mid-Missouri, USA
Date: 2020-04-18
Blooms just starting to open
Location: Greenwood, IN
Date: 2017-04-23
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2017-04-18
Location: Tarlton
Date: 2018-06-03
Location: Powell Butte, OR
Date: 2020-03-29
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2013-05-29
Variegated sdl. pos. S. tomentella 'Kum Bum' X S. X prestoniae 'J
Location: Sherwood, Oregon
Date: 2019-03-28
Photo by stilldew

French Lilac
Location: Baltimore, MD
Date: 2016-03-28
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2018-06-17
Stable variegated seedling
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2020-06-25
Gold leaved seedling with very dark flowers
Location: New Castle, Delaware, USA
Date: 2020-04-23
Lilac at my childhood home.
Location: Tarlton
Date: 2018-06-03
Location: Tarlton
Date: 2018-06-03
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