Latin: Syringa vulgaris
Other common names: Common lilac
Mature Height/spread: ranging in size from 6 to 32 ft tall, with stems up to 12“ in diameter. 8 to 12 ft spread.
Soil / Climate: Lilacs will grow in a wide variety of soil types and prefer neutral to slightly acidic soil. Lilacs need very little maintenance. They transplant very easily. They prefer full sun but partial shade is fine as well.
Wildlife: Lilacs are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species. They also provide quality cover for a number of birds and small mammals.