How to Grow Common Lilac

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Botanical Information

Taxonomy

Syringa vulgaris

History

Physical Description

Shrub that grows to 15′ high; colorful, fragrant display of flowers in early spring

Varieties & Cultivars

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Colors Available

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Growth Requirements

Climate & Temperature Requirements

Air Temperature

Soil Temperature

Humidity

Day Length or Light Requirements

full sun

Site Conditions Favored

Soil Requirements

Soil Texture

well-drained soil

pH

Nutrient Requirements

Propagation

Methods of propagation

Seed

Division

Cuttings

Transplanting or Potting Up

Seed Saving

Planting Out

Bed Prep & Soil Amendments

Bed Spacing

Row Spacing

Planting Depth

Alternative Bed Methods

Container Gardening

Routine Cultivation & Maintenance

Water Requirements

Fertilization Recommendations

Mulching & Weeding

Pinching or Pruning & Dividing

Remove spent flower heads to encourage heavy bloom the following spring

Support

Winterizing

Companion Planting

Helpful Companions

Harmful Companions

Companion to..

Pests, Diseases & Problems

Common Pests

Common Diseases

Symptoms

Whole Plant

Leaves

Stem/Trunk

Flowers

Fruit

Roots

Harvesting & Storage

Edible Parts of the Plant

Flowers: some lilacs have a perfumed, floral taste that can be used like lavender

Yield

Days to Harvest / Harvest Timing

Harvest Methods

Storage of harvest

Fresh

Canned

Frozen

Pickled

Dried

Cooking

Nutritional Benefits & Values

Toxicity

Cooking

Preparation

Cooking Methods

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Try lilac flowers with vanilla yogurt or candied as a cake or pie decoration

Resources

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