|Scientific Name||Syringa spp|
|Principal Common Name||Lilac|
|Description||Lilacs range in size from large shrubs to small trees. The leaves are opposite (occasionally in whorls of three), deciduous, and in most species simple and heart-shaped, but pinnate in a few species . The flowers are produced in spring, flowers can be white, pale pink or more generally purple, with four petals. The flowers grow in large panicles, and in several species have a strong fragrance.|
|General Comments||Lilac bushes can be prone to powdery mildew disease, which is caused by poor air circulation.|
|Height Range||2 - 25 FT|
|Spread Range||2 - 25 FT|
|Leaf Color||Dark Green|
|Form||Shrub : Small Tree|
|Flower Color||Pink : Purple : Rose Pink : Violet : White|
|Ease of Growing||Average|
|Light Preferences||Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Part Sun|
|Soil Preferences||Loam : Well-drained|
|Outstanding Features||Attracts Bees : Color : Flower|
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