Lilacs are widely planted in temperate landscapes for their strong, sweet fragrance. This is the most common lilac species for cultivation, and many cultivars are available. Several other Syringa species are also in the horticultural trade. Cut lilac flowers make beautiful, intensely fragrant bouquets.
Cultivation: Medium-sized to large perennial shrub or tree for USDA hardiness zones 4 to 8. Grows best in partial to full sun with moderate moisture.
Size: Reaches 8' to 20' (2.4 m to 6 m) tall with a spread of 6' to 12' (1.8 m to 3.7 m).
Flowering: Blooms from mid-spring through early summer.
Propagation methods: cuttings, grafting, layering.