Are you looking for a lilac variety that is perfect for your garden? If so, you are in luck! There are many different types of lilacs to choose from, and each one has its own unique characteristics. On this page, you’ll find dozens of different lilac varieties available with tips on how to choose the right one for your needs. We will also provide information on how to care for your lilac plants. So, if you are interested in learning more about all the different types of lilacs, keep reading!
Lilac Tree Varieties
Tinkerbelle Lilac is the tree form of the popular Lilac shrubs, best known for its compact habit and gorgeous pink blooms. Plant one as a focal point by your front door or next to a patio for a dramatic effect, especially in spring when it™s in bloom.
If you™ve ever admired a friend™s giant Lilac bush, but were concerned about the space required to have one of your own, or its less-refined nature, then Tinkerbelle Lilac is for you.
Your Tinkerbelle Lilac is one of the Fairytale® Series, and lives up to its name with its adorable dwarf size. It will fit well in a small space while still producing abundant blooms, and does so in a manner that will have neighbors asking: œwhat is that remarkable tree?
Your Tinkerbelle Lilac begins its spring show with incredible, wine-red flower buds. The buds quickly open to single, bright-pink blooms, with a spicy fragrance that will draw your notice from across your yard.
Unlike the more common Lilac, Tinkerbelle has been formed into an elegant, diminutive tree for a more sophisticated statement in your landscape.
There is nothing better than walking outside on a spring day and marvelling at all the flowering trees and their sweet scents. These trees flower early which can sometimes lead to summer looking a tad boring in comparison. If you’re looking for a way to extend your flowering tree season, then you need an Ivory Pillar„ Japanese Lilac Tree (Syringa reticulata ‘Willamette’).
The Ivory Pillar„ Japanese Lilac Tree in a beautiful take on the original Japanese Lilac Trees. This specimen has a much more narrow and upright form but the same amount of cream colored flowers!
Come early summer, when you neighbor’s trees are all done blooming for the year, this Ivory Pillar„ Japanese Lilac Tree will absolutely burst with panicles of white flower clusters that can reach up to 12 inches in length! Not only are the flowers a wonderful sight, but they are also deliciously fragrant. The sweet smell of lilac is sure to leave you delighted!
This tree is an appealing sight even when not in bloom. The glossy green leaves of the Ivory Pillar„ Japanese Lilac Tree are the perfect complement to its flowers and many of your other flowers of your garden! These deciduous leaves sit atop a handsome red-brown trunk with cherry tree-like bark.
Not only will this tree bring your neighbors by for a quick peek at the still blooming beauty, it will also bring the pollinators around! Butterflies will flutter from blossom to blossom looking for a tasty treat and you may even catch a glimpse of a hummingbird stopping by for a snack!
When planting, you’ll want to place this tree somewhere with well draining soil in full sun. It will make a fantastic border tree to your garden or a lovely accent for your side yard! The Ivory Pillar„ has a narrower, more upright form, meaning you can fit this specimen into spots you may not be able to fit the original Japanese Lilac Tree. One thing is for sure, you’ll want to plant it somewhere you can witness its excellent flower show and take in its incredible fragrance!
Looking for something different that stands out in your neighborhood? You are probably familiar with Lilac shrubs, but here is a new twist for you. Ivory Silk Lilac Tree (Syringa reticulata ‘Ivory Silk’) grows much taller and wider than other Lilacs. It still has fragrant blooms, but in a Super-Size version.
If you love Lilacs, but need to make a bigger impact, try the Ivory Silk Lilac Tree. This is not the flowering shrub, but a small tree that bears huge, foot-long flower panicles in late June.
Add this small tree to your Lilac collection and extend the season of bloom well after other Lilacs have finished. Delicate, creamy white flower bunches perfume your entire garden in early summer with a fresh, sweet scent. What a treat!
Even after the blooms pass, you’ll appreciate the refreshing shade from the large leaves. You’ll know at a glance that this is a very special type of Lilac. Through the summer, Ivory Silk Lilac Tree will be densely covered in beautiful, dark green leaves, such a refreshing sight in the height of summer heat.
You’ll also be able to enjoy this deciduous tree after it drops its leaves because of the attractive, reddish-brown bark. In the fall and winter, the dark red bark really adds an interesting dimension and texture to your landscape.
Northern gardeners who are on the lookout for a special accent tree should strongly consider this magnificent, fragrant Lilac Tree variety. Be prepared for compliments and questions from curious neighbors and passersby.
And best of all? You’ll have no worries with this tree, it’s easy care and low maintenance. Even for beginning gardeners, this tree is cold hardy and trouble-free.
Ivory Silk Lilac Tree can withstand temperatures as low as 30 degrees below zero. It is the hardiest and most trouble-free Lilac available, especially for Northern climates.
Wise landscape designers plan for bloom throughout the whole growing season. The best thing about Japanese Lilac Trees (Syringa reticulata) is they start blooming at a time when all of the spring-flowering shrubs and trees are done blooming. This is the last Lilac to bloom, and it’s a must-have in your landscape.
Designers use these trees in commercial landscapes and streetscapes in Zones 3-7. This hardy tree explodes into massive blooms in very late spring or early summer. It’s reliable, easy care and urban tolerant.
It does a magnificent job bridging the gap between the hustle bustle of early spring of blooms and the start of the colorful summer flower show. It doesn’t just bring flower power, either.
You’ll welcome the sweet floral perfume for your garden, too. Green buds cover the branch tips across the tree, and look like beautiful Limelight Hydrangea blooms. They’ll eventually open to huge, creamy white flowers that are borne on clusters up to a foot long. They have a sweet, Lilac fragrance.
Unlike so many of the spring bloomers, the flowers and leaves are on the tree at the same time. This gives a beautiful and exotic look to your garden.
Add this big, beautiful, bountiful and fragrant Lilac variety to your yard. You’ll love the way it bursts into action in early summer.
Just consider the Japanese Lilac Tree a fabulous backdrop to graduation parties, early summer weddings and receptions, Memorial Day get-togethers and first-of-the-season barbecues!
Designers like small trees that work in several seasons. With its dark green leaves, the Japanese Lilac Tree delivers nice shade through the summer. In winter, the textured, reddish-brown bark is a show in its own right.
Japanese Lilac Trees are large, robust, and are the latest blooming variety of the Lilac family. Those in warmer climates without cool summers are so jealous of this plant.
Anchor your planting bed with the showy good looks of fragrant First Editions® Snowdance„ Japanese Tree Lilac (Syringa reticulata ‘Bailnce’ PP# 20,458).This sophisticated choice works beautifully in the front yard; and easily jazzes up the backyard, too.
Although Snowdance is lovely all year-long…the June blooms are when it truly shines. Long after the other Lilacs have finished blooming, this flowering tree puts forth a generous helping of creamy-white bloom clusters.
Specially selected for its outstanding bloom production, Snowdance simply dazzles in the early summer. The huge panicles are held above the dark green foliage in an unforgettable display.
It’s not only their sight that is so incredible…it’s also their scent! This is the perfect perfume for graduation parties and the annual opening of your pool!
Yes…we just said “annual”. Some Japanese Tree Lilacs are biennial, meaning they bloom every other year.
Not Snowdance! This superior cultivar starts blooming from a young age, and delivers a reliable flowering year after year.
Even once the flower power finishes, you’ll appreciate how the glossy, dark green leaves are held densely on horizontal tiered branches. Plan for outdoor fun in their lush, relaxing shade all season long.
Even after the large leaves drop, that gorgeous spreading vase-shape looks beautiful. Subtle, yet significant, winter interest is a valuable ornamental asset for a small landscape tree.
Smooth, dark red bark makes an attractive contrast to light snow. This is a great tree to decorate for the Holidays, and to uplight with exterior lighting all year-long.
Compact Snowdance is a great fit for smaller lots; but can be informally grouped for big impact in larger landscapes. Treat yourself and your neighborhood to this fantastic scented floral display.
Just who was Miss Kim? Rumors abound. Was she the helper to Elwyn Meader who discovered this beautiful lilac in the mountains of Korea during the war? If so, what made her his muse? She must have been extremely beautiful to have the Miss Kim Lilac Tree ((Syringa pubescens subsp. patula ‘Miss Kim’) named after her, that’s for sure.
We may never know where the name for this specimen came from. But we do that this mysteriously lovely lilac is now a nursery standard because of its excellence. The Miss Kim Lilac Tree is a stunning take on the original ornamental shrub that’s sure to make a beautiful addition to your garden!
Just like it’s shrub counterpart, the Miss Kim Lilac Tree bursts with wonderful soft lavender clusters come late springtime. This tree blooms later than most lilacs, so you can extend your lilac season with ease. The blossoms are perfectly framed by the light green foliage of this deciduous tree. All of which is perched atop a standard, lifting the display just high enough to add a bit of texture to your garden!
During the summer, this tree will stay a pleasant green and as the season fades to fall, the leaves will blush red for an additional season of interest. That means in one tree, you’ll get three seasons of beautiful, and different colors. Now that’s what we call a bargain!
There is no end to the ways you could incorporate a Miss Kim lilac Tree into your garden. It’s compact, lifted, form means you can fit it just about anywhere! We recommend putting it somewhere it can be admired by you and your neighbors from spring until fall.
This Miss Kim Lilac Tree will catch more than just the jealous eyes of your neighbors, butterflies will all but line up for a chance to stop by for a snack and some rest. Your garden will be amassed with fluttering wings from the moment this tree blooms open up. You may even see a hummingbird flit around hoping for a taste!
Taking care of a Miss Kim lilac tree is actually quite easy. Simply plant it somewhere with well draining soil and access to a fair amount of sun and a bit of shade. Make sure you plant it where it can be admired. This is no “back corner side yard” plant. It is perfect as a main feature in a cottage garden bed or even an accent plant in your border. This tree is especially eye-popping in containers as a standard topiary under-planted with ivies, annuals or grasses!
Lilac Bush Varieties
Easily extend the amount of time you get to enjoy the mesmerizing springtime scent of Lilacs by simply adding James Macfarlane Lilac (Syringa presoniae ‘James Macfarlane’). They bloom just about two weeks later than Syringa vulgaris types. And what magnificent blooms!
True, single, pink flowers bloom freely on large trusses borne on the branch tips for a showy display. These deliciously scented flowers bloom in May and June, depending on where you live. They are especially attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds.
They are so floriferous; you can use a single stem as a bouquet all by itself. The flowers are held on the plant on excellent stems for cutting and held upright on the plant very nicely.
The flower buds are a dark-rose, almost burgundy color. As the flowers open, the soft, true pink flower color is revealed. For cut flowers, pick them just as the flowers are beginning to open and they’ll last in the vase for a long time. The flowers have a wonderful Lilac fragrance, but are not overpowering.
Landscapers love the versatility of this lovely, coarse-textured, deciduous shrub. It makes an elegant oval specimen for a sunny location.
Originating from Canada, tough James Macfarlane is very cold hardy all the way down to Zone 2. This wonderful Lilac blooms about two weeks after Common Purple Lilacs. Bright green foliage turns a buttery yellow in the fall before dropping.
It will not produce suckering growth from the base as the Common Lilacs do. Rather, it remains a strongly oval shrub that stays neat and narrow at the base. For that reason, it is a perfect backdrop to a perennial or mixed shrub border. Plant smaller ornamental shrubs in front without worrying about them being overrun.
So stunning, it should be in a class of its own, Flowerfesta® Pink Dwarf Lilac (Syringa meyeri ‘Anny200817’) truly brings the festive flower spirit to any garden it graces! Its lovely sight, smell, and size make this plant attractive to those with gardens of all shapes and sizes!
Just like its sister plants, this Pink Dwarf Lilac has a stunningly sweet fragrance to complement the traditional lilac florets that come together to make beautiful panicles. The soft pink flowers sit atop light green foliage that creates a magical contrast fit for any garden!
Often, in order to have a healthy and thriving lilac, you need a fair amount of space in your garden as they can grow up and out quite a ways. However, with the Flowerfesta® Pink Dwarf Lilac, you can enjoy the beauty and scent of lilacs in a small garden or even just a patio! This flower is perfect for container planting and has an incredibly compact growing habit without sacrificing panicle size!
Adding a Flowerfesta® Pink Dwarf to your small flowering hedges, mixed borders, or patio containers ensures you’ll have a lovely spring full of blossoms and fragrance. The fun doesn’t end there though. Once the season turns and you’re starting to think about fall, this wonderful plant will bloom again! That’s right, this variety is a repeat bloomer!
When you buy this specimen, you’re also guaranteeing you’ll have a lilac for years to come, no matter how cold the winter nor dry the summer! This shrub can withstand temperatures as low as -18 degrees and is extremely drought tolerant once established. Now that’s a hardy plant!
Of course, we would be remiss if we talked about a lilac and didn’t mention pollinators. Butterflies and hummingbirds flock to this plant for a springtime snack! Sit back, relax, and enjoy the flutter a Flowerfesta® Pink Dwarf Lilac brings to your patio.
You’ll want to plant this shrub in well-drained soil and somewhere it can soak up the sun all day long. As long as the Pink Dwarf Lilac stays watered during the first season, it’ll be just fine receiving minimal watering in the future.
Just like its sister plants, the Flowerfesta® Purple Dwarf Lilac (Syringa meyeri ‘Anny200809’) is just about as packed with flower power as a single plant can get! With its sweet lilac fragrance and compact size that’ll fit just about anywhere in a garden, grabbing one or two of these for your garden is a no-brainer!
This specimen is a dwarf plant, meaning it will fit in large gardens as a flowering hedge, a mixed border plant, or a lovely accent to a patio in a container. However, it doesn’t sacrifice blossom size one bit. You’ll still have the traditional purple lilac florets that come together to make beautiful panicles almost the size of regular lilacs!
Place a Flowerfesta® Purple Dwarf Lilac on your patio so you can enjoy its stunningly sweet fragrance all season long. You’ll have the added bonus of getting to admire the light purple flowers contrasting with the bright green foliage, an enticing sight indeed!
Adding this Dwarf Lilac to your garden or patio ensures you’ll have a lovely spring full of blossoms and fragrance. The fun doesn’t end there though. Once the season turns and you’re starting to think about fall, this wonderful plant will bloom again! That’s right, this variety is a repeat bloomer!
If you worry about the kinds of plants you buy because you live in a rather cold region or somewhere often plagued by drought, then this is the perfect shrub for you. The Flowerfesta® Purple Dwarf Lilac is cold hardy down to -18 degrees Fahrenheit and, once established, can handle its fair share of drought. Now that’s a hardy plant!
Of course, we would be remiss if we talked about a lilac and didn’t mention pollinators. Butterflies and hummingbirds flock to this plant for a springtime snack! Sit back, relax, and enjoy the flutter a Flowerfesta® Purple Dwarf Lilac brings to your patio.
You’ll want to plant this shrub in well-drained soil and somewhere it can bask in the sun all day long. However, it can handle a bit of shade as well. As long as the Purple Dwarf Lilac stays watered during the first season, it’ll be just fine receiving minimal watering in the future.
The Minuet Lilac (Syringa ‘Minuet’) is a hardy shrub with outstanding spring flowers that are highly fragrant. It would look spectacular in your yard planted as a hedge at the side of your house or as a focal point in your landscape.
Plant them in rows near your house to enjoy the sweet scent of lilac wafting along on the evening breeze. There’s nothing quite as breathtaking as the sight of a 5-8 foot tall rounded shrub overflowing with a profusion of soft, warm purple flowers.
The Minuet is an especially prolific lilac, so plan on snipping a few handfuls of the rich lavender panicles to fill your house with the lilac scent of spring each year.
In the fall, the forest green foliage will turn a light yellow, adding further color to your autumn landscape.
Before then, your garden will become a favorite for the local pollinators. They’ll flock from near and far for a tasty snack on this lilac’s nectar!
The Minuet actually prefers to be left alone, so a lack of pruning will allow for even more blooms. It’s easy to care for and hardy in most soils and conditions. It’s even tolerant of polluted urban settings.
Besty Ross worked hard to make our country’s flag and the lilac named after her will work just as hard for you. Betsy Ross Lilac (Syringa x oblata ‘Betsy Ross’) is the first lilac released by the U.S. National Arboretum’s breeding program to introduce disease tolerant lilacs for warmer climates. So, if you’ve never been able to successfully grow lilacs where you live because they melt in the heat and humidity, give Betsy Ross a try.
The pure white blooms come on strong and thick, filling your garden with that heavenly lilac scent. It grows to 10′ tall and wide and keeps its shape without a lot of pruning necessary.
Betsy Ross blooms early in the spring and kicks off the growing season with a bang. It loves the sun and becomes a showpiece specimen in your perennial border or foundation planting. Try Betsy Ross in a large container by the patio, too. Just make sure you plant it where you will enjoy her intoxicating fragrance.
This brilliantly blue, flowering beauty won’t leave you feeling the blues. When you see the bushy blue blooms of the Skylark California Lilac (Ceanothus thyrsiflorus ‘Skylark’), you’ll be sure to feel joyful. It’s no wonder these are known for being a gardener’s favorite”they’re easy to grow and absolutely breathtaking!
The blue clusters of petite blooms make butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and other birds a bit cheerier, too. These and other pollinators are sure to frequent your garden and help improve your ecosystem. So, make sure you have your camera handy because the bright blue flowers make for the perfect background when you’re snapping some shots of butterflies.
And these flowers emit a sweet, lovely fragrance.
The Skylark California Lilac has the unique ability to produce A LOT of flowers. They’re what botanists call “floriferous,” meaning they can explode with flowers. At times, these bushy plants can be completely cloaked in cerulean blue. These flowers make late spring into summer a favorite time for gardeners that have the good sense to plant one of these in their gardens.
When not in bloom, the Skylark California Lilac is still delightful. Glossy leaves are dark green and oval with ridges that give them a rippled texture.
A spot with full sun is perfect for the Skylark California Lilac. They do very well in low-moisture soil that’s well-drained. It’s even been reported that they can live up to twenty-five years in ideal soil and sun conditions.
This broadleaved evergreen is a great way to add intense color to your garden. This plant is quite versatile, you can plant it as a hedge or add height to your garden behind rows of smaller flowers. It would look lovely on a patio, too. No matter where you place the Skylark California Lilac, it’s sure to create a stunning and vibrant effect.
You haven’t seen how lovely blue can be until you’ve seen a Ray Hartman California Lilac (Ceanothus ‘Ray Hartman’) in full bloom. When this broadleaved evergreen shrub is covered in puffy clusters of blue flowers, you will understand why Ray Hartman, one of the founders of the Saratoga Horticultural Foundation, lent this tough shrub his name after discovering it in his garden in the 1940s.
When late winter and early spring comes around, you’ll be in for a real treat. The Ray Hartman California Lilac bursts with 6-inch spikes covered in petite blue flowers, which add a bit of romance and whimsy to your garden.
And don’t be surprised to see winged wildlife stopping by for a nectar treat. These flowers are quite alluring to bees, birds, and butterflies. With all the attention this plant will get from pollinators, your garden ecosystem is sure to thrive.
Even when not in bloom, this plant’s leaves still fill any landscape with rich color. They grow to be about 6 inches and are a deep, glossy green. They also have a lovely ridged texture that creates a hardy appearance and brings a welcomed layer of interest.
Leave the lower branches on for a pretty privacy screen. Or, carefully prune this bushy shrub into a lovely, multi-trunked tree. Plant one where you’d like a little shade or where you can sit and watch the butterflies flutter by. This beauty would also make a great addition nearby or to add height in your butterfly garden.
This plant is drought tolerant and requires little maintenance once established. So, you will have plenty of time to tend to the rest of your garden or relax with a cup of tea and watch what birds stop by for visit.
Dreamy light lavender Lilac blooms on a small, tidy shrub? Choose Bloomables® New Age Lavender Lilac (Syringa vulgaris ‘G13099’ PP# 32623) to start off your new growing season with sweet-smelling blooms in a small space.
Although this high-reward landscape shrub needs little care, it delivers an astounding natural bouquet of five-inch high inflorescences; each composed of about 100 tiny, true flowers. Enjoy them near an entrance or under your bedroom window for sweet springtime dreams.
Finally, a naturally dwarfed old-fashioned Lilac that fits perfectly in small space gardens! Bloomables® New Age White Lilac (Syringa vulgaris ˜G13103™ PP# 32,670) is a durable, compact version of Common White Lilac with tall trusses of fragrant white blooms each spring.
Densely branched, compact New Age White Lilac is a flower factory to start off your growing season with a natural bouquet of blooms. Masses of tiny flowers create sweet-smelling, five-inch high inflorescences that are held on the outside of the free-branching outline.
Incredible flower power and fun, fine-textured foliage make Victoria California LIlac (Ceanothus impressus ‘Victoria’ ) an outstanding landscape shrub. This waterwise native delivers plenty of showy charm!
From late spring through early summer, Victoria Ceanothus is simply covered in a haze of indigo blue flowers. Create a beautiful, blowsy hedge or mass plant for a phenomenal color display.
Make a big statement each spring with a profuse display of red buds and sweet-scented magenta-purple flower panical clusters that reach nearly a foot-long! Congo Lilac (Syringa vulgaris ‘Congo’) is a beloved French Hybrid Lilac, well-known for its exceptional hardiness and vigor.
Well-branched Lilac shrubs work hard in any landscape¦and heirloom Congo Lilac is no exception. Cloaked for summer in heart-shaped green foliage, it becomes an impressive privacy screen that couldn’t be easier to care for!
Are you looking for a perfect Lilac for your warmer growing zone? It can be tough to find! A wonderful option is the extremely fragrant Scentara Pura® Lilac (Syringa x hyacinthiflora ‘SMNSHSO’ PP31,119)! Thriving amazingly from the coldest climates, all the way down into the warm climate in growing zone 8!
A highly floriferous variety, the poignantly purple, classic look of the Scentara Pura®’s spring blooms are only outdone by the amazing smell emanating from within each flower bud. And it’s a deep, true fragrance!
Lively green foliage is the perfect backdrop for those gorgeous blooms that follow in spring. After the blooms are done, the light green leaves remain a thick, view-blocking shrub for the remainder of the growing season.
Dense and compact in form, this Lilac is an upright growing and highlights your summer shrubs and perennials, holding their color until the winter chill changes them to yellow before they fall.
A variety of “hyacinthiflora” Lilac, it’s one of the most fragrant types available! The large flower clusters are made up of loads of fragrant-lavender mini-florets, making this Lilac the perfect cut flower for bringing indoors for your favorite vase. Just imagine the centerpiece at your table, and the smell filling your entire house!
This hybrid of Lilac was bred for excellent disease resistance, WILD amounts of fragrance, super cold hardy zone 2, and performs better in zone 8 than other Lilac varieties.
The gorgeous deep-purple to reddish-purple blooms of Declaration Lilac (Syringa x ‘Declaration™) will draw pollinators and admirers alike!
Fragrant blooms are on sturdy stems and will grace your garden and indoors vase arrangements too!
A mid-sized Lilac, Declaration will fit perfectly in your landscape for a wide variety of uses. Working wonderfully in your borders or mixed shrub hedge, it will create a lovely and colorful foundation plant. Declaration Lilac also makes a wonderful privacy screen.
Lovely in mass plantings, woodland gardens, cutting gardens, and thrive in tricky urban conditions! Declaration Lilac has deep green leaves that make a fantastic backdrop for perennials and roses later in the season!
Declaration Lilac is also great for firescaping and creating buffers in your fire wise landscaping!
Butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators will be flocking to your landscape in droves once the sweet smelling blooms burst open in spring! Deer will avoid this Lilac.
One of the earlier blooming Lilacs, Declaration welcomes spring with larger panicles of sweet smelling blooms on an upright, sturdy shrub.
Declaration Lilac thrives in full sun and is very tolerant of a wide range of soil types and highly resistant.
Love that Lilac season! Spring is perking along, and you’ve pulled out your shorts and sandals. Fire up the barbeque and get your friends and family over for fun outside.
Add a late-blooming variety to squeeze a few more weeks of Lilac blooms. Ludwig Spaeth Lilac (Syringa vulgaris ‘Ludwig Spaeth’) keeps the good times going.
Ludwig Spaeth is a French Hybrid Lilac that was first introduced in 1883. It’s a gorgeous late bloomer that has perfumed gardens for well over a hundred years.
Let these handsome, time-tested shrubs perfume your space and give your shade and a private screen. You’ll love the easy-care show put on by Ludwig Spaeth Lilac.
Create a Lilac collection for non-stop spring blooms that smell amazing. With lustrous, heart-shaped foliage and an upright, multi-stemmed growth habit, Lilacs are a workhorse for your landscape.
Ludwig Spaeth really starts its show well after other Lilacs are nearly done blooming. Use Ludwig as the relay anchor, swimming the last lap to bring home the gold.
Ludwig features huge clusters of beautiful deep purple-red blooms on a deciduous shrub. No wonder this reliable variety is a highly sought-after classic.
The blooms make excellent cut flowers for indoor arrangements. Just a few will perfume your entire house.
The purple flowers also entice butterflies and beneficial pollinators to come for nectar. This is a choice to feel good about.
Set the stage for a beautiful spring with the sophisticated charm of Madame Lemoine Lilac (Syringa vulgaris ‘Madame Lemoine’). This French Hybrid Lilac will perfume your landscape for nearly a month.
Savvy garden designers rely on low-maintenance Madame Lemoine to deliver a perfectly poised presentation. Savor the sight and scent of the lavish, double spring blooms.
Enjoy butterflies, drawn to the sweet scent and nutrient-rich nectar. You’ll love their bright wings “popping” against the impeccable blooms.
Cut armloads of blooms for indoor containers. (Call it pruning, if you must. We know better!) Even a few of these enchanting, dreamy white panicles are fragrant enough to perfume a large room.
Then, rest and relax with summer shade. Beautiful heart-shaped leaves are densely held on these upright, multi-stemmed shrubs.
Use them as a “friendly fence” to give you and your guests much-needed privacy. Or, line them up to create the walls of an outdoor dining room.
What an experience to gift yourself! Don’t let another season go by without these incredible ornamental shrubs in your garden.
They’ll work with all architectural styles, and partner beautifully with other plants. Use one as a specimen, or several as an informal hedge.
Springtime blooms of soft yellow makes this Lilac truly unique. The Primrose Lilac (Syringa vulgaris ‘Primrose’) is a rare yellow Lilac that is much sought after but seldom found.
Your friends and neighbors will be stunned by this yellow Lilac. The first year the blooms are a yellow-white, but the color gets more intense with age and in cooler climates.
The Primrose Lilac is outstanding. Elegant dark green heart shaped leaves are the perfect backdrop to the sunny flowers.
Lilacs are beloved for their scent and this one will not disappoint. Intensely fragrant blossoms will delight drifting across the yard on spring breezes.
The Primrose Lilac is also known for its longevity, it is carefree and vigorous. It performs best in full sun but will do well in light shade.
You’ll appreciate the way it attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, but that deer will pass it by for more tasty treats. The Primrose Lilac is a strong, long lived and unique shrub that will give you a lifetime of satisfaction.
Tinkerbelle Lilac (Syringa x ‘Bailbelle’) is a deciduous shrub with gorgeous, spring flowers. Plant a few for an informal hedge or en masse as a spectacular spring display that won’t be missed. Even just one will add a splash of color next to your outbuilding or at a side entrance.
Your Tinkerbelle Lilac is in the Fairytale series and certainly lives up to that image with its ethereal and magical beauty, and abundance of flowers, scent and form. Deep red buds appear in spring, opening to 5-inch long panicles of gloriously pink flowers in mid to late spring.
The spicy fragrance is enchanting, sure to draw you in for a closer look as well as provide a strong lure for your pollinators. 3-inch long, oval leaves of vibrant dark green fill out your Tinkerbelle for a lush, full look to your landscape throughout the summer months and into fall.
Tinkerbelle Lilac has an upright nature with a rounded habit. Tinkerbelle is urban tolerant, disease resistant and even deer tend to pass it by. It requires very little effort but provides an enormous return in the sumptuous beauty it will bring to your home.
To keep it at its happiest and healthiest, make sure to plant in full sun. It loves basking in the rays! Add in some well-drained soil and a layer of mulch and you’ll owner to the happiest lilac on the block.
Memories live in fragrance, they say. So many of our customers have shared fond memories of special moments when the Lilacs were in bloom.
That’s why we have cultivated such an extensive collection to share with you! If you adore the exhilarating scent of Lilacs, you’ll want to find room for this extraordinarily fragrant variety.
Cool-toned Scentara® Double Blue Lilac (Syringa x hyacinthiflora ‘SMNSHBBL’ PP29,801) is a super-hardy hybrid cultivar with excellent fragrance. In spring, its covered in clusters of purple buds that open into fully double blue flowers.
Enjoy both their sight and scent! These space-saving plants work well even in smaller lots.
Grow them in the ground, or place the as terrific “Thrillers” in oversized modern containers. These shrubs can handle arctic cold, and can be kept outside all winter.
Scentara® Double Blue Lilac is going to change the way you look at Lilacs…or at least change the way you smell them!
This is the most fragrant introduction by Proven Winners®. Cut a few of these big, classic Lilac panicles in shades of lavender-blue for indoor arrangements to perfume your home.
This new go-to Lilac easily handles temps down to -50 degrees, so it is great in cold-winter zones. Grow them up along the border of Canada. Use them on the windy side of a lake house.
Not only will you enjoy the flowers and fragrance, but you’ll also be treated to a fall color display when the heart-shaped leaves burnish with a purple overcast. Not many Lilacs can offer you that!
Don’t miss this hot plant! Garden designers love featuring the amazing deep blue flowers on low-maintenance shrubs in designs for their high-end clients. No wonder, California Lilac (Ceanothus gloriosus) is considered one of the best of this diverse family of 60 species.
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It’s had over 70 very successful years in production!
And these days, the popularity of these stunning, hardy West Coast natives is skyrocketing. They truly are easy care. Water newly installed plants to get their roots established in your soil, but after that? Hands off, they will not need any supplemental water.
People are really waking up to the design potential of xeriscape natives. Keep them dry and lean and they’ll perform beautifully for decades for you.
You’ll love supporting local butterflies and birds with the nectar from the outstanding deep blue, long-lasting blooms. But of course, you’ll also adore the ornamental features of the California Lilac.
In the spring, the plant is covered in reddish-purple buds that will mature to a mass of rich, deep blue flower clusters. The flowers are absolutely stunning from a distance and when studied up close in the garden. Cut a few branches for indoor tablescapes, as well.
There are not many plants that match the intense blue flower display of the Ceanothus in the spring. The intense spring display of light blue flower power is almost unmatched in nature.
As well, California Lilac is a valuable habitat plant providing food of butterflies and critical beneficial insects that help pollinate our food crops. Mockingbirds, finches, and quail love California Lilac for both the cover it provides and the seeds it produces. Deer, on the other hand, seem to find it pretty unappetizing, especially when it’s grown in a waterwise manner.
- Beautiful Deep Blue Flowers
- Dark, Glossy Green Leaves
- Drought Tolerant Native Plants
- Easy Care Evergreen
- Versatile in the Landscape
- Medium-Sized Ceanothus Grows Without Supplemental Water Once Established
- Recommended in Defensible Space Firewise Planting
- Great Groundcover Shrub Spreads Wider than it does Tall
- Perfect for Xeriscape Gardens
Mid-sized and mid-season charmer! Chinese Lilac (Syringa chinensis) features dreamy clusters of showy lilac-pink blooms that are oh-so fragrant!
Highlighted by the medium to dark-green foliage, Chinese Lilac features a polished, rounded-shape and multi-stemmed form, with arching branches all growing season long!
Deciduous shrubs, these Lilac are cold hardy and very adaptable additions to beautify the landscape!
Use the 4-5″ long panicles of pale purple flowers to fill your vases! Plus the profuse bloomer draws pollinators galore!
No landscape seems complete without one of these versatile and well-known shrubs!
How to Use Chinese Lilac In The Landscape
Traditional hedge and specimen plants, Lilac’s fragrance and early spring beauty fill the garden with their delightful presence everywhere! Create living fences and privacy screens that your neighbors won’t mind being hidden behind!
Cottage garden anchors, or accenting your foundation plantings, Chinese Lilac will have a substantial hefty, compact form that doesn’t become leggy or sparse. The dense growth makes Lilacs fantastic windbreaks and shelterbelts!
Highlight your property’s perimeter or divide your front from the back yard with a living wall. Create lavish ‘Outdoor Rooms’ that whisk the world away and allow you to relax in tranquility.
Add these soothing plants around your terraces and patio retreats to unwind the nerves and quiet the mind with sound, texture, color, scent, motion and privacy!
Long after the spring blooms are spent, the lush green is a fitting backdrop for your summer blooming perennials and rose beds. Pollinator gardens are grateful for the addition of these nectar-rich resources for your hummingbirds, bees and butterflies!
Intersperse among your mixed-shrub borders or create your own Lilac garden! Blooming in May, plant with other earlier and later blooming varieties for an extended spring and early summer of delicious Lilac scents!
- Large Clusters of Lilac-Pink Blooms!
- Soft Medium – Deep Green Foliage
- Shrubby Compact & Mid-Sized
- Easy Care & Low Maintenance
- Sweet Traditional Lilac Fragrance
- Shines in Full Sun
- Rarely Bothered by Deer & Rabbits
- Great Cold Hardiness & Easy Care!
- Mid-Season Blooms
- Firescaping & Xeriscaping
The fantastic scent and petite size of Little Lady„ Lilac (Syringa x ‘Jeflady’) is a beautiful, space-saver that fits perfectly among urban-sized lots and small courtyard gardens!
The lack of size is made up by the incredible heady fragrance! In spring, dark pink buds pop open into lilac-pink flowers.
Lovely cut flowers and calling lots of pollinators, this pint-sized shrub has bright green foliage. The lush foliage looks amazing all growing season! Finishing the year with a red flush of fall color!
How to Use Little Lady„ Lilac In The Landscape
This Little Ladies grows to around 5™ tall and wide, and they readily fit into any garden! The upright growth is rounded, tidy and very easy-care!
Create fragrant drifts en masse of showy spring color, rows or informal hedges and barriers along your property edges for gorgeous privacy and definition that both you and your neighbors will love!
Sized perfectly for foundation plantings, your view out of your windows will not be blocked, and these are wonderful in large planters around the patio!
Pollinators will be buzzing around these blooms and this strong fragrance is as welcome to the pollinator garden as it is in cutting gardens!
- Dark-Pink Buds Open to Lilac-Pink Stars!
- Fragrant Flowers, Heady Scent!
- Bright Green Foliage
- Smaller Space-Saving Size
- Great Cut Flowers!
- Red Fall Color!
- Incredibly Cold Hardy!
- Full Sun
- Drought Tolerant Once Established
The Lilac Maiden’s Blush (Syringa X hyacinthiflora Maiden’s Blush) is an early flowering, single-petalled variety of Lilac. With blooms that range from light pink to medium-pink, to lavender-pink, with a tendency to display different shades of pink to purple depending upon soil conditions and climate.
Reddish flower buds burst out early and are amazingly fragrant, this Lilac will delight you with varying shades from year to year!
Maiden’s Blush is one of the first lilacs to bloom and bloom it does! Prolific flowers burst onto the scene each spring, several days sooner than traditional Lilacs. It’s no wonder this Lilac won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.
This rounded, deciduous shrub has dark-green foliage that makes a lovely contrast against the light blooms. The heart-shaped leaves look lively and are the first to emerge in spring.
How to Use Maiden’s Blush Lilac In The Landscape
Maiden’s Blush is perfect as an accent shrub in any garden, back of a border, or use in mass to create a flowering hedge. Reaching a height of up to 12 feet tall, these will certainly hide any unsightly view.
A lovely row of fragrant blooms is sure to keep the peace between you and your neighbors! Create living rooms with these lush plants and create personal space within your garden.
- Gorgeous Lavender-Pink Blooms
- Heart-Shaped Leaves
- One Of The First Lilacs to Bloom
- Tolerates Harsh Cold
- Full Sun Lover
Lilac – Sarah Sands, ‘Syringa vulgaris ‘Sarah Sands’, is a very common flowering shrub that grows best in a sunny location. The plant grows in shade but flowering is poor and powdery mildew is likely to occur. ‘Sarah Sands’ is a relatively late bloomer, producing single, dark wine-purple flowers. Place her near a white or light colored lilac for a stunning contrast! Its flower fragrance is stunning, and it is a very prolific bloomer. As with most other S. vulgaris cultivars, its leaves are heart-shaped medium-green in spring. Adaptable to nearly all soils, Sarah Sands prefers to be planted with compost/peat moss. Best to remove old flowers when finished blooming. This lilac is a good size for smaller areas and can easily be controlled.
Dappled Dawn Lilac, Syringa vulgaris ‘Dappled Dawn’, has deep blue-purple buds that have fragrant blossoms. The leaves have an irregular yellow variegation, as if they were splashed with yellow. This variegated foliage is the unique feature of this lilac and adds summer color to the shrub border. This lilac is easily grown in average, medium moist, well-drained soil in full sun. Dappled Dawn Lilac tolerates light shade, but best bloom is in full sun. It prefers organically rich, slightly acidic soils with good drainage. It grows 8-10 feet tall and 6-8 feet wide which makes a very colorful border or screen.
Mount Baker Lilac, Syringa x hyacinthiflora ‘Mount Baker’, is a cross done by F. L. Skinnner, Dropmore, Manitoba. The cultivar is very hardy and blooms before French Hybrid Lilacs. It produces single white blossoms and looks great as a large shrub for background use. A profuse bloomer, it forms a shrub 8 feet high by 10 feet wide, and exhibits autumn coloring. This hybrid and its offspring show some disease resistance.
Promptly deadhead spent blossoms to produce more robust blooms for the following year. This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds and requires average water needs; water regularly; do not overwater.
Mount Baker Lilac prefers full sun, good drainage and air circulation. It tolerates light shade, but best bloom is in full sun. It can be used in many situations, including shrub borders, informal hedges and perennial borders. Being very showy and fragrant, it makes a wonderful screen or border specimen.
Also known as Hybrid Lilac and Canadian Lilac. A very hardy shrub with a marvelous, unmistakable fragrance and exquisite lavender blooms each May, which are plentiful. The shrub itself is well-built, well-shaped and full to the base; it doesn™t get leggy or bare near the bottom. Every yard should have a couple of lilac bushes because they™re such a familiar spring sight and so easy-care. Birds, bees and butterflies love to hang out near them, too. The Asessippi Lilac prefers full sun, good drainage and air circulation to prevent powdery mildew. It tolerates light shade, but the best bloom comes from full sun. Your landscape will instantly take on color, fragrance and privacy when planted as a screen, but it™s also wonderful in borders, or as an accent plant. Excellent as a cut flower. Zones 2-7.
Lilac – President Lincoln, ‘Syringa vulgaris ‘President Lincoln’, is a fast and large growing shrub. It has large heart-shaped leaves, and the flowers are orchid in bud opening to a gorgeous Wedgwood blue. The fragrance is captivating, truly calling attention to the show-stopping display of blossoms. The Lincoln lilac has branches that are erect and open with rich green foliage. This lilac variety likes full to partial sun, and is fast growing to 10 or more feet tall and about 6 feet wide, or you can easily clip to shape. Use as a source of blue flowers in the garden, for cut flowers, or as a tall informal hedge. Try any lilac in the mixed border where taller growing branches can peek up over other lowering growing perennials. President Lincoln Lilac is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds. 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.
The Lilac ‘Excel’, Syringa x hycinthiflora ‘Excel’, is a compact branching Lilac with single, lilac-lavender flowers. Somewhat irregular in shape, this Lilac has leaves that are medium green, ovate to heart-shaped, up to 5 inches long. This free flowering hybrid is very fragrant and great for southern areas. ‘Excel’ grows in full sun and is heat tolerant; blooms from the late winter through early spring. The single purple flowered clusters put on a great display in the early season. The Lilac ‘Excel’ prefers regular water and good drainage, The following years’ flower buds are produced by midsummer, so if pruning is necessary, do so before July. ‘Excel makes an outstanding shrub border.
Calibrachoa Superbells Trailing Lilac Mist, Calibrachoa Superbells® Trailing Lilac Mist, produces abundant small petunia-like flowers with deep lilac centers that fade out to light lavender edges. The cascading foliage is great for hanging baskets or container plantings. Superbells® has a semi-upright growth habit, and larger leaves than other Calibrachoas. They bloom from spring until first frost. Calibrachoa Superbells are easy to grow. Place them in full sun, shade will severely limit the number of flowers. The one-inch bell-shaped flowers bloom all season long to fill garden beds, and they make a lovely cascade as they spill from containers. Superbells are self cleaning, you do not have to pinch off spent flowers. Superbells Calibrachoa is more heat resistant than most of the Calibrachoas. Keeping plants too wet can lead to root rot diseases. Allow the top of the soil to dry before watering again. You can expect hummingbirds to visit your garden when you plant Calibrachoa because they love the large trumpet shaped flowers because of its good nectar source. Calibrachoa are easy to grow and maintain. This plant can be a perennial in zones 9-11. In zones 3-8 it is an annual only.
Lilac – Avalanche, ‘Syringa vulgaris ‘Avalanche’, is showy and freely produces panicles of large, single white fragrant florets on a rounded to upright plant of 9 feet. It blooms in late spring to early summer, and rarely to never fed on by Japanese beetles. The cut flowers hold up very well, and easily fill a house with their fragrance. Requires full sun and needs regular watering; do not overwater. Avalanche is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds. It can be used in many situations, including shrub borders, informal hedges and perennial borders. 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.
The White Persian Lilac, Syringa x persica ‘alba’, is a spreading, graceful shrub with arching branches, reaching 4 to 8 feet in height, 5 to 10 feet spread. This deciduous shrub has dark green foliage.
The pale lilac flowers are fragrant, late spring blooming, abundantly produced on 2 to 3 inch long panicles. A reasonably compact lilac for the smaller garden, and shrub border. Introduced 1614.
Even if your only outdoor space is a postage-sized balcony, you can grow your own incredible Lilac blooms. Gain that fabulous springtime scent and a much-needed season-long screening plant.
Tiny Dancer Lilac (Syringa vulgaris ‘Elsdancer’) stays small enough to be grown in outdoor containers. Frankly, it’s just a perfect fit for modern lifestyles.
We’re so pleased to offer this especially fragrant variety. Place them anywhere you have plenty of sunshine.
Tiny Dancer Lilac features a compact form that never gets “leggy” and develops plenty of big blooms come spring. The stems are nice and strong, holding up the redolent blooms with graceful ease.
Cut a few for indoor arrangements. Or…leave them in place to take delight in counting all the visiting butterflies.
These satisfying blooms are show-stoppers. Each panicle is the length of your hand, with large florets that look very full.
- Diminutive Shrub Delivers Outstanding Performance
- Long Trusses of Light Purple-Pink Blooms
- Fits in Small Space Gardens
- Can Be Grown in Containers
- Mildew Resistant
- Very Cold Hardy and More Heat Tolerant Than Other Varieties
Don’t let the elegant color of this lilac fool you, the Flowerfesta® White Dwarf Lilac packs a powerful flower power punch! Whether your garden is big or small, this shrubs lovely sight, smell, and size make it a truly enticing addition!
Just like its sister plants, this White Dwarf Lilac has a stunningly sweet fragrance to complement the traditional angelic white lilac flowers that come together to make beautiful panicles. The pristine white blossoms sit atop light green foliage, creating an enchanting contrast fit for any garden!
Regular sized lilacs, while beautiful, often take up a fair amount of space which can present a problem for lilac lovers with small gardens and patios. There is no reason to compromise what you grow due to space, simply choose a Flowerfesta® White Dwarf Lilac! Its compact growth habit makes it perfect to fit into small garden patches or in a container on your patio. You won’t have to worry about sacrificing blossom size either as these little lilacs have panicles nearly the size of a regular lilac!
Adding a Flowerfesta® White Dwarf to your small flowering hedges, mixed borders, or patio containers ensures you’ll have a lovely spring full of blossoms and fragrance. The fun doesn’t end there though. Once the season turns and you’re starting to think about fall, this wonderful plant will bloom again! That’s right, this variety is a repeat bloomer!
If you worry about the kinds of plants you buy because you live in a rather cold region or somewhere often plagued by drought, then this is the perfect shrub for you. The Flowerfesta® White Dwarf Lilac is cold hardy down to -18 degrees Fahrenheit and, once established, can handle its fair share of drought. Now that’s a hardy plant!
- Angelic Large White Panicles
- Compact Growth Habit
- Sweetly Fragrant
- Perfect for Containers
- Cold and Drought Tolerant
Sometimes you need a lot of “Flower Power” to make a big statement in your yard. One of the very best flowering shrubs to achieve this is the lush Violet Uprising„ Lilac (Syringa patula ‘JN Upright Select’). This compact shrub produces amazing, foot-long flower trusses.
The flower trusses are held almost straight up and down and are held well above the leaves. People will notice these enormous blooms, for sure!
Of course, they smell amazing, too. There is just nothing like the scent of homegrown Lilac in the garden.
This gorgeous selection was found from a sport of Miss Kim Lilac. If you like Lilacs, you will love Violet Uprising.
After all, you’ll get 12-inch long, violet, fragrant flowers in spring. In summer, you’ll appreciate the tidy, high performance, compact landscape shrub for screening.
This is no “wimpy” Lilac. It brings an energetic flair to your plantings, with strongly erect branching.
And did we mention that this Lilac has fall color? Yes, you read that correctly.
This is a very desirable variety that actually displays rich, purple foliage color once the nights start getting colder. It does very well in extreme cold, too.
- Huge Blooms Grow Vertically
- 12-Inch Long Flower Trusses Make an Enormous Visual Impact
- Very Fragrant Lavender Blooms
- Rich Purple Fall Color
- Great Form Looks Clean and Tidy
- Perfect for Flowering Hedges, or “Living Walls”
- Extremely Cold Hardy
- Resistant to Powdery Mildew
Bloomerang® Dark Purple Lilac, (Syringa x ‘SMSJGP7’ PP26,549), is a deciduous shrub with outstanding, reblooming flowers!
Bloomerang® Dark Purple Lilac will grow 4-6 feet tall with an equal spread. It has a compact, mounded nature, and can be easily trimmed back after its spring bloom (if you prefer a more manicured shape).
Just as the name implies, Bloomerang® will give you a burst of spring color, then boomerang back to give you another blast of floral vibrancy from mid-summer through fall.
While some Lilac varieties will provide only weeks of floral radiance, Bloomerang will keep going for months! Reblooming Lilacs like these have deep purple flower buds and improved disease resistance!
The Bloomerang® Dark Purple Lilac is a clear improvement over the original variety, providing a much larger cluster of flowers for your home as well.
Common Purple Lilac (Syringa vulgaris) is one of the best Lilac bushes, and in fact, most of the selections get their roots from the Common Lilac. It was brought from Europe in the 1700’s and was bred extensively to come up with many new selections still being grown today.
The delightfully fragrant flowers are large and profuse, and they provide fantastic spring color. They are showy in the landscape and make knockout cut flower arrangements. You’ll create happy memories with this plant.
Lovely clusters of lavender flowers grow from the branch tips in mid spring. They make a wonderful contrast to the dark green, heart-shaped leaves.
This large, care free woody shrub has been a favorite for generations because they are so easy to grow. It is very hardy and can withstand really severe winters down to -40 degrees! Ancient Lilacs have been found growing around old farmsteads that are hundreds of years old.
The extreme hardiness of this plant makes it excellent for exposed windy locations in those cold areas. Include Lilacs in windbreaks and shelterbelts for color and fragrance.
You won’t have to worry about this plant! For the best results, plant Common Purple Lilac in well-drained soil in a spot where it gets full sun for most of the day.
This is a stunning choice as an accent plant, hedge or privacy screen in many places around your yard. Try pairing it with other Lilac cultivars to extend the season of bloom. For a colorful hedge, add pink, yellow, Persian and white Lilacs.
Your garden space is too precious for mediocre lilac varieties. If you’re looking for a top performer when it comes to bloom coloration and flower count the Pocahontas Lilac (Syringa x hyacinthiflora ‘Pocahontas’) is a top contender. This striking, tall, and dramatic lilac bursts with a profusion of deep violet flowers that fill the air with the enchanting scent of spring.
The Pocahontas Lilac is a stately lilac that creates a stunning display of deep purple buds that open to reveal even more opulent popping purple-colored florets. As these blooms open, you will notice that Pocahontas Lilac clusters take on an ombre of pinks and purples.
This dark beauty cannot wait to show off its uniquely hued blooms and blooms two weeks earlier than French hybrids. Its blissfully deep buds will excite you and you’ll wait alongside hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies in anticipation for the Pocahontas Lilac’s heavenly scent as each of its striking blooms opens.
Prepare your camera. You will want to take pictures of these winged wonders as they pause among the clusters of dripping lilacs.
Not only is this lilac known for its ample blooms that are unimaginably dark, but it also features even green foliage and a vigorous growth habit.
You will have trouble deciding if you prefer the lavished spectacle of these flowers from a distance or the intricate, heart-shaped blooms up close. Luckily, you can appreciate both. Plant your Pocahontas Lilac where you can admire it from afar and up-close.
Use it as a beautiful way to block the view of your neighbors as a screen. Or take advantage of its energetic growth habit and plant several ten feet from the back of your patio as an informal hedge. The rich hues of the Pocahontas Lilac make it a breathtaking addition as a back border, anchor planting, windbreak, or even a hardy shelterbelt.
Short on space, but want the spring fragrance of Lilac? Try the little cousin of the popular Common Purple Lilac (Lilac syringa). Meet the Miss Kim Lilac bush (Syringa pubescens subsp. patula Miss Kim’).
The overall size of the plant stay smaller, remains denser and more rounded, and grows a bit slower than Common Lilacs. Also known as the Manchurian Lilac, this is an elegant shrub with a really nice natural shape.
And don’t worry. Even though Miss Kim is smaller in size, she still produces a huge display of fragrant flowers in spring.
A Korean variety, she also produces flowers after all of the French Lilacs are done blooming. Add Miss Kim to a collection of Lilacs to extend your heavenly season of bloom.
Plant them where you can enjoy the tremendous fragrance and enjoy the massive flower displays. Don’t forget to cut armloads and bring them indoors to enjoy in your cut flower arrangements.
The flower buds are dark purple pink, but the flowers open pale lavender to ice blue. The abundant blooms finish their season by fading to a very soft lavender-pink.
The flowers feature that classic sweet Lilac fragrance that can be smelled all over the garden. They smother your shrub in late spring.
Like all Lilacs, you’ll get the best flowering if you site it in full sun. Air circulation is always a good idea for Lilacs.
Miss Kim Lilac has great powdery mildew resistance. Her dark green leaves are smaller and rounded. During the summer, this tree will stay a pleasant green and as the season fades to fall, the leaves will blush red for an additional season of interest. In some years, the foliage turns a beautiful burgundy fall color. Miss Kim has the best fall color of any Lilac on the market.
Miss Kim can be used in urban landscapes. Not only for her showy good looks, easy care nature and fragrant flowers, but she shows tolerance to urban pollution and can even tolerate road salt.
This is the best fragrant Lilac for the south. Miss Kim requires fewer chill hours to produce bloom than French varieties.
This Miss Kim Lilac will catch more than just the jealous eyes of your neighbors. It brings butterflies and hummingbirds who love the easy access to the delicious nectar.
- Compact Smaller Lilac Fits in Any Yard
- Best Lilac for the Warmer Zones to Zone 8
- Massive Fragrant Purple Buds and Early Spring Blooms
- Attracts Butterflies
- Nice, Rounded Form Remains Dense all the way to the Ground
- Fragrant Lavender Flower Clusters are Excellent in Cut Arrangements
- Deer Resistant
Charles Joly Lilac is a deciduous shrub with enchanting, scented flowers. With its lovely spring accent, it would make a wonderful screen or border specimen for your yard.
There are few things more majestic or memorable in the spring landscape than a blooming lilac. Its astonishingly beautiful flowers and breathtaking sweet scent are unlike any other plant you’ll ever own.
Lilacs have an aroma many associate with feelings of “home”, and the flowers will be right at home inside your house as well where the cut flowers will fill your house with that same magical scent.
Your Charles Joly Lilac is a French Hybrid lilac that is considered the best in its color class! Its shiny purple buds open into double, magenta flowers. The effect of the spring bloom is stunning, showing off the vivid coloration of its deep, wine-red flowers.
This strong, long-lasting shrub has an upright shape and is easily grown in average, medium moist, well-drained soil. It will grow to 12 feet in height with a 10-foot spread, and has a hardy nature and pleasant countenance.
Charles Joly Lilac tolerates light shade, but its best bloom is in full sun. Charles Joly is both disease and deer-resistant so you’ll be saved the time and trouble of dealing with costly measures to keep it safe from harm.
No matter how large or small your yard is, there is sure to be a place for the big impact of the compact Dwarf Korean Lilac (Syringa meyeri ‘Palibin’). These dwarf shrubs produce an abundance of showy, full-sized flowers. You’ll fall in love with their reddish-purple flower buds, lavender fragrant flowers, and even some fall color later in the season.
The flower power of this variety is outstanding. You’ll love the amazing spring Lilac blooms held on tidy trusses, and the light rebloom later in the season.
This petite shrub is so versatile and will suit many different garden applications. Use in a modern foundation, as an accent or specimen. It makes a fantastic low hedge or mass planting. You can even grow them in large containers!
It can squeeze into those spots that might be too tight for other plants. If you have a small garden, you need this little plant that delivers a big show.
Everyone knows you plant Lilacs for their scented blooms, and the pale, purple display put on by Dwarf Korean Lilac really shines. It boosts the spring interest in your landscape.
Dwarf Korean Lilac is a perfect choice to add to a Lilac collection, as this Korean variety blooms a bit later than French Hybrid Lilacs. Include both Korean and French Hybrid Lilac varieties and extend your fragrant slice of heaven by several weeks!
Dwarf Korean Lilac features lovely clusters of full-sized showy flowers. This deciduous shrub has so many blooms, it appears more violet than green in the spring. Sometimes in later summer, you may see some sporadic rebloom, certainly enough to make you pay attention.
This is a flower-making machine! Fragrant blooms cover each of the branch tips. The flower bud color is a darker purple. As they open, they age to a beautiful lavender color.
Stock up on pretty vases and use the blooms in cut flower arrangements. They will perfume your nightstand or entry hall.
With ruffled foliage that is dark green on the top and a lighter green underside, you’ll enjoy this cutie as a solid green screen all throughout the growing season. Although, strictly speaking, this is not a plant noted for having fall color, we can tell you that we have seen fantastic reddish-purple fall color on Dwarf Korean Lilac.
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.
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. It’s one of the most powerful fragrances emitted by a plant (and one of its most-beloved features!)
Common White Lilac is 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. You’ll adore the best-known scent of spring for weeks.
If you love Lilacs (and who doesn’t?) you’ll want to add Royalty Lilac (Syringa x josiflexa ‘Royalty’) to your landscape. This variety produces a great multitude of very large, fragrant blooms. It blooms later into the summer than other Lilac varieties.
Add it to your collection and enjoy more of that amazing fragrance longer! Royalty Lilac is robust and extremely hardy, including resistance to disease and deer.
The flower buds are decidedly darker than the light lavender blooms, which creates an enchanting two-toned effect. The thick, dark green leaves create a superior backdrop for the lighter lavender color of the flowers.
Be sure to cut some of the long panicles of flowers to bring inside. The flowers take well to being in a vase and will give several days of enjoyment.
The fragrance of the Royalty Lilac is also incomparable and sure to reach across your yard and through the windows with its heavenly sweet scent. Royalty Lilac is a stand-out among Lilacs and a must-have for your yard this summer.
This is a wonderful shrub that delivers a lot of impact, but has a delicate, airy look. If you need a little privacy, but don’t want to feel hemmed or boxed in, this is a great choice.
If you want to enjoy a delicious fragrance for weeks in the spring, take a close look at this shrub.
Live in the heat of the South, where most Lilacs gasp for breath? This is your Lilac.
The Cutleaf Lilac (Syringa x laciniate) has a wonderfully modern look with its sophisticated foliage and soft, lavender flowers that perfume your landscape.
Use several as an informal hedge or add into your mixed shrub border. Use this in the front yard as a soft, mounded foundation planting near the corner of your house. It’s an easy way to effortlessly elevates the look of your house.
Plant one as a special accent near your patio – your guests will thank you. You’ll be able to cut armloads of sweet-smelling boughs to share with family and friends as a thoughtful May Day gift.
Just give it plenty of sun, and you’ll fall deeply in love with this beautiful plant. But don’t be surprised if the neighbors ask you all about it. They’ll want one, too.
Wedgewood Blue Lilac, Syringa vulgaris ‘Wedgewood Blue’, is a unique lilac that has lilac-pink buds opening into very large, single true-blue blossoms in May.
These flowers have a fine fragrance and are excellent for cutting. Not to mention their nectar and fragrance will draw in the butterflies!
This medium sized, compact plant has dark-green, disease resistant foliage. Wedgewood prefers full sun, good drainage and air circulation.
If one removes flowers as they fade, as well as older wood and suckers, it will improve the plants appearance and flower production.
Wedgewood Blue Lilac can be used in many situations, including shrub borders, informal hedges and perennial borders. Being very showy and fragrant, it makes a wonderful screen or border specimen.
- Lavender-Blue Blooms
- Very Fragrant
- Disease Resistant
- Compact Dark-Green Foliage
People have adored the clear, reddish-purple flowers of this French Hybrid Lilac for well over 100 years. Monge is outstanding in bloom.
Let it perfume your landscape for nearly a month. Cut a few for indoor arrangements, and treat yourself like royalty.
Single flowers are set along large panicles that reach nearly a foot long. The warm purple hue is brilliant, eye-catching and heart-warming.
What a nice gift for newlyweds, eh? Monge is a very romantic Lilac variety that serves you well for many, many decades.
Butterflies love the flowers, too. Start a new hobby “collecting” views or photos of the local visitors to your Monge Lilac, it’s a wonderful way to connect with Nature.
As the flowers fade, the blue-green foliage starts to shine. Enjoy the heart-shaped leaves all season long. Use upright, multi-stemmed Monge shrubs to create a private sanctuary.
No yard? No need to miss out on the incredible fragrance of fresh Lilac blooms.
You can grow Monge in outdoor containers for many years. Keep them tightly clipped with an annual pruning. Water well and apply fertilizer for flowering shrubs as directed on the label.
Lilacs are often thought to symbolize love, and it’s little wonder. With their magnificent blooms, unbelievable fragrance and sturdy nature they’re easy to love. Albert F. Holden is a variety of Lilac that exemplifies these exceptional shrubs in every way. When other Lilac varieties have completed their bloom, your Albert F. Holden is just beginning!
The flowers are remarkable, with the delicate petals featuring a slight curl at the edges to reveal a silver-toned underside. The effect of the silver against the dark purple petals provides a superior bi-color effect that is particularly showy against the dark green leaves. Each petal combines with a multitude of others to form long panicles of blooms held aloft on strong stems above the foliage.
As if the visual affect of your Albert F. Holden weren’t enough, the brilliant blossoms emit a sweet fragrance that’s sure to be an irresistible draw to both pollinators and humans alike. Cut a few for your kitchen table and enjoy Albert F. Holden’s redolent bouquet both inside and out.
Your Albert F. Holden Lilac is a deciduous shrub that has an upright nature and rounded form. Albert F. Holden is adaptive to a variety of soils and even mildew resistant. Plant a few for a decorative, yet durable privacy hedge. These make excellent accents near outbuildings or a wonderful, floral focal point for a sunny yard.
Lilacs have always been a favorite among gardeners, and Albert F. Holden Lilac is way to prolong your Lilac blooms a bit later into the season. With a late spring bloom, and its many other stellar qualities, it’s easy to see why Albert F. Holden Lilac is a popular Lilac choice among gardeners today.
- Large, Late-Season, Bi-Colored Blooms
- Mildew & Pest Resistant
- Adaptive To Many Soils
- Fragrant Cut Flower
Lo and Behold Lilac Chip is a deciduous shrub with exceptional flowers summer to frost. These are perfect for your smaller garden spots where you want something showy but don’t have a lot of room. Plant some in mixed borders, or make an outstanding low hedge.
Imagine being able to have the uniquely elegant lilac flowers in your yard, only with less space requirements and continuous blooms right up until frost. Your Lo and Behold Lilac Chip provides that boon, and far more.
The long spikes of lavender-pink flowers appear in summer and persist right up until frost. Their fragrance is in keeping with their appearance, sure to draw you in for a closer look each time you step outside.
Lo and Behold Lilac Chip is a more compact and rounded variety of Butterfly Bush, it’s also quite hardy and won’t require a lot of special care.
Lo and Behold Lilac Chip is drought tolerant during the summer and frost resistant later in the season. It’s a seedless variety, and you won’t even need to worry about deadheading to ensure its continuous bloom.
Butterflies and hummingbirds will buzz around your glorious blossoms, but the deer will pass it by.
If you’d love fragrant flowers reminiscent of classic lilacs all summer long on a diminutive, carefree shrub then Lo and Behold Lilac Chip is for you.
Like its name says, Bloomerang® ‘Pink Perfume’, (Syringa x BLOOMERANG ‘Pink Perfume’ PP24,252), is a beautiful pink addition to the lilac family. This compact shrub fits in easily to any garden, large or small. It even performs wonderfully well in containers. Make sure that you put it somewhere close to paths so its beautiful color and deep scent can be enjoyed by passerby.
All it really needs in average, well-drained soil and plenty of sun. Bloomerang® Pink Perfume Lilac blooms on old and new wood, so no pruning is required for it to perform its best. This is really one of the easiest shrubs that you can grow, and one of the most rewarding.
Between its beautiful garden show and the armloads of cut flowers it will provide, you can’t go wrong having ‘Pink Perfume’ in your garden.
The sooner you order, the sooner you can enjoy this great shrub in your own garden!
- Repeat bloomer for three seasons of bloom
- Small enough for any garden
- Great cut flowers
Planting a Bee Balm in your garden is akin to rolling out a red carpet for honeybees! This vibrant, lavender flower grows in abundance atop mint/basil-scented foliage and will emit its irresistible, fragrant lure across your yard from late spring and into summer. This lovely, exotic-looking flower is unlike any other bloom you’ll see. Simple, yet unique, it’s sure to draw your eye with its exclusive appeal.
Balmy Lilac Bee Balm, Monarda didyma ‘Balbalmac’, is overall quite hardy and requires very little care once established. It’s adaptable to a variety of conditions, thriving in both sun and part shade. Plant a few throughout your yard for a dependable performance year after year, and one or two in patio containers are a lovely contrast to more typical plantings. Bee balm is also a terrific addition to a butterfly or wildlife garden. Both deer and rabbits tend to leave it alone and it even has improved disease resistance.
Bee Balm has always been a popular perennial for those who value dependable, yet unique plantings. It’s a plant that seems to have it all”lovely flowers, fragrance, wildlife interest and an uncommon appearance all wrapped up in an easy-to-grow plant. Try one this year and we’re sure you’ll agree that Balmy Lilac Bee Balm is one-of-a-kind!
- Fast Growing
- Deer & Rabbit Resistant
- Sun Tolerant
- Good For Containers
We’ve said before that every garden should have a Lilac in it. We really believe that. It is an easy shrub with famous perfume. One small plant can liven up your whole garden with that amazing Lilac scent all spring long. The Bloomerang® series of lilacs, (Syringa x BLOOMERANG ‘SMNJRPI’ PP29,802) was bred to give you repeat bloom from late summer into autumn. That means amazing Lilacs to enjoy for three seasons!
‘Dwarf Pink’ is a new and improved version of ‘Pink Perfume’. ‘Pink Perfume’ was bred as a compact shrub that fits easily in to any garden, whereas ‘Dwarf Pink’ is even more compact, so it will fit in even easier. The color of ‘Dwarf Pink’ is deeper and more saturated and the performance and disease resistance is superior.
‘Dwarf Pink’ happily performs wonderfully well in containers. You’ll want to put it somewhere close to walkways and driveways so its rich color and deep scent can be enjoyed by people passing by.
Like its predecessor, just give it average, well-drained soil and plenty of sun. It blooms on both old and new wood. This means that no pruning is required and it will still perform its best. ‘Dwarf Pink’ is meant to take all of the good qualities of ‘Pink Perfume’ and magnify them and take all of the bad qualities and get rid of them.
You’ll find that Lilacs are really one of the easier shrubs that you can grow. They are also some of the most rewarding.
Persian Lilac is a deciduous, ornamental shrub with prolific, fragrant flowers. It would be perfect as a foundation or border planting in your yard.
Your Persian Lilac is a spreading, graceful shrub with arching branches. Its dark green foliage provides an elegant backdrop for its 2 to 3-inch long, pale pink panicles of flowers that appear in spring.
The blooms are so fragrant that your nose will likely pick up the scent of the fragrant flowers from around the corner of your home!
The Persian lilac is a reasonably compact lilac and it will fit into a smaller garden, and shrub border. It will reach 4 to 8 feet in height with a 5 to 10 feet spread.
This shrub does not need to be pruned if you do not want to, and works great as a hedge plant. Persian lilac is a fast-growing shrub and is adaptable to pruning if you so desire. It flowers on old wood, so if you need to prune, you should wait until it™s finished flowering. Persian Lilac is attractive to butterflies and other pollinators, but not attractive to deer, who seem to avoid it.
This plant was introduced in 1614 and it still enjoys an honored location in many landscapes. For a carefree, free flowering shrub, you can™t do better than the Persian Lilac!
Your home is a retreat, with carefully selected decor and furnishings. Your garden can become the same, and even offers the unparalleled benefits of blue sky, sunshine and gentle breezes!
Select Sensation Lilac (Syringa vulgaris ‘Sensation’) to create excitement in your spring garden. All Lilacs are wonderful, but this special variety really takes it to the next level.
Lilac blooms are composed of hundreds of tiny florets. The florets cluster together in huge, fragrant panicles that rise from the branches in spring.
Sensation trusses develop profusely across the entire shrub. Look closely, and you’ll be treated to an enchanting sight.
Each red-purple flower petal “pops” with a delicate edging of pristine white. You won’t believe your eyes!
The flowers are hardy and long-lasting in cut floral arrangements. You’ll want to bring plenty of that heavenly spring magic indoors.
This outstanding shrub is an exceptional choice that makes a big impact to all who experience it. Sensation Lilac is also a boon to hummingbirds, butterflies, and beneficial pollinators that visit your yard in the spring.
After the blooms are done, Sensation Lilac becomes a workhorse for your landscape. Rich, blue-green, heart-shaped leaves are lushly held.
These vibrant, billowy shrubs provide shade and a desirable privacy screen. Use them to your best advantage with strategic planting decisions.
Lilacs have been cultivated since the 1500’s, and this wonderfully upright variety has graced gardens since 1886. With this distinguished pedigree, President Grevy Lilac (Syringa vulgaris ‘President Grevy’) certainly earns a spot in discerning landscapes.
President Grevy Lilac grows into a showy standout, with flowers held on enormous, vertical panicles of flowers. You’ll be thrilled with their intoxicating true Lilac scent for weeks on end.
President Grevy Lilac is well-known the world over for its spectacular flowers. Buds begin a darker shade of blue and open into an ornamental double iced pale lavender-blue. This two-toned effect brings enormous visual depth to your spring plantings.
Butterflies come to call daily, working over each flower in the large bloom. You’ll lose count of the flying visitors, but never lose sight of the fact that this nectar-rich choice supports your local ecology.
With multiple stems, this crisp, clean ornamental shrub features beautiful, heart-shaped, blue-green leaves. They grow thickly on the skyward-reaching branches.
The foliage has a soft, elegant appearance, even when the magnificent blooms have faded. Plant several as a friendly privacy hedge or add one in a strategic spot to screen an unsightly view.
President Grevy has a pleasing, upright nature and grows vigorously without much care. It’s tolerant of a variety of conditions, including urban environments.
If you are a lilac lover, then you have already heard of Beauty of Moscow (Syringa vulgaris ‘Krasavitsa Moskvy’). If you are new to the world of lilacs, then this is a great place to start.
You won™t find a commercially available lilac with bigger flowers or a more powerful perfume.
It is difficult to understand how beautiful the Beauty of Moscow flower heads are until you see them in person. The buds are a soft combo of pink and purple.
They open at different times along the stem as pure white flowers. The mix of the purple, pink and white against the heart-shaped green leaves is really stunning.
The Beauty of Moscow Lilac is very hardy and weather resistant. It is a rugged upright plant that is excellent for cut flowers so you can enjoy their captivating scent in your home. One flower stem will perfume your whole house.
This beauty queen’s talents involve a romantic and dramatic color change and more blooms than most gardeners can imagine. There are few sights as lovely as lilac in full bloom, and the Miss Canada Lilac (Syringa x prestoniae ‘Miss Canada’) manages to improve on this spectacle. This shrub has a flair for the dramatic but is anything but high maintenance.
The Miss Canada Lilac’s claim to fame is its violet flower buds that open to reveal ballerina-pink blooms. In late spring, two weeks later than French Hybrid lilacs, this remarkable shrub dons dense clusters of flowers on the end of its branches. When trimmed to be more upright this lilac looks like a feminine crape myrtle with exaggerated pompoms.
This bright bush is a great way to make the lilac blooming season last a little bit longer and fill your garden with an enchanting scent.
This deer resistant, flamboyant plant is perfect for a highly floriferous anchor plant on the corner of your driveway, garage, or foundation beds. A Miss Canada Lilac would also add height and make for a wonderful centerpiece of a butterfly garden–Don’t be surprised when they have to share space with the hummingbirds, though. You can add a bird feeder for even more wildlife activity.
For the deepest, darkest fragrant purple panicles, you’ll want to add this Yankee Doodle Lilac (Syringa vulgaris ‘Yankee Doodle’) to your cart.
This vigorous, upright grower features large clusters of the richest, darkest purple flowers. Everyone wants the Yankee Doodle, not only because of the fragrant spring bloom – but also because of the deep, deliciously dark color. This is a very desirable Lilac, and we have a hard time keeping it in stock.
Yankee Doodle is a fragrant variety that’s truly an American treasure! One of Father John L. Fiala’s many beloved cultivars, Yankee Doodle was developed for its color, performance and scent. A priest and educator, Father John was an early participant in the International Lilac Society. He developed over 50 named cultivars and brought them to market.
Yankee Doodle is one of the darkest purple Lilacs available. The large panicles of fragrant, single, deep rich purple flower clusters are held aloft above the leaves. That shade of purple is the perfect foil against the richly blue green, heart shaped leaves.
This shrub is a profuse bloomer with an upright and spreading growth habit. This pretty shrub will attract songbirds, butterflies and hummingbirds with its beautifully showy blooms.
Every landscape in Zones 2- 8 should have at least one Lilac. Choose the Yankee Doodle for its rich fragrance and color.
The Agincourt Beauty Lilac is a stunning spring blooming Lilac with highly fragrant flowers. It is considered one of the best purple Lilacs available.
Your Agincourt Beauty will awaken in early spring with the arrival of its traditional, bluish-green, heart-shaped leaves. Soon after the Agincourt Beautys leaves appear it will be covered in gorgeous blooms.
The Agincourt Beauty Lilac has impressive clusters of deep, rich, purple flowers that emerge from distinctive dark purple buds. The blossoms are single, and each floret is very large. In fact, it has the largest florets of all the Lilacs.
The Agincourt’s exceptional scent and bundles of grand florets make it a perfect choice as a cut flower. It would also be lovely as an informal hedge or screen. Plant a couple around a patio to enjoy the hummingbirds and butterflies their sweet scent will attract.
The Prince Charming® Lilac, Syringa ‘Bailming’ (PP16,349), another terrific addition to our Fairytale® Series of dwarf Lilacs, Prince Charming® has irresistible color and upright rounded form!
Grafted on Syringa reticulata it forms a wonderful small tree with deep wine-red buds and lavender pink blooms, with a spicy fragrance. This lilac needs full sun and well-drained soil.
It was developed by Neal Holland of Sheyenne Gardens. Prince Charming® prefers soils that are well-drained, near neutral soils, although plants perform well in acid soil.
Lilacs make great border shrubs and should not be isolated in an expanse of lawn. Plant Prince Charming® wherever the fragrance can be enjoyed!
Lilacs need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day to produce flower buds. Too much nitrogen can lead to lush green foliage and fewer flower buds. Lawn fertilizer contains nitrogen, so avoid using it around the base of the lilac tree.
Prune immediately after flowering to avoid removing flower buds; water routinely to maintain a healthy and beautiful plant.
Tree lilacs are dependable urban trees including parking lot or boulevard plantings; tolerate a wide range of conditions.