common lilac - Oleaceae Syringa vulgaris

Bark

common lilac Bark

Bud

common lilac Bud

Flower

common lilac Flower

Form

common lilac Form

Taxonomy

FamilyOleaceae
GenusSyringa
Speciesvulgaris
Common Namecommon lilac
iTree CodeSYVU

Plant Form

FormShrub
Height0 feet
Spread0 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

Foliage2-5" long and ovate to broad-ovate, dark green.Leaf Type Information IconSimple
Needles0
BarkThe bark is also similar to the twigs with small raised lenticels and shining brown in color when young, as it ages it will become more gray.
BudOvoid, double terminal, 1/4-1/3" long.Bud Arrangement Information IconOpposite
TwigSmall raised lenticels, when young it appears to be 4 sided, the color is a shining brown.
FlowerShowy flowers that are very aromatic. Borne in 4-8" panicles.
FruitSmall dehiscent capsules.
Fall Color

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min2aMin6.5SoilModerate
Max7aMax7.8SprayModerate

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntolerantIntolerantUnknown

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. Native
Region of OriginEurope