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Syringa vulgaris var. alba
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Plant Type: Deciduous Shrubs

The Common White Lilac is well-known and loved by gardeners all over the world for its beauty and fragrance; 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. Captivating fragrance, gorgeous flowers.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

This species of lilac produces suckers - new shoots that sprout from the base of the shrub, or from the roots. 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.

Flower Color


Foliage Color

Dark green to bluish green turning yellow in fall

Plant Spread


Good Companions

Plant Height


Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Dry is better than moist

Characteristics & Attributes


Bloom Time


Critter Resistance



part shade to full sun

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests