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The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.
William Blake

Typical Pine

The edge were tree meets field creates a haven for all sorts of critters.

Common Lilac Butterfly

Butterflies don't care much what lilac you plant. Common Lilac

Common Lilac

Bud a few days before opening. Common lilac

Villosa Lilac

Mix and match: This hedge is a mix of Villosa lilacs and untrimmed cotoneaster. Blooms on the lilacs in July, red leaves on the cotoneaster in fall.

Villosa Lilac

Even in winter they have interest close up. Gather these for winter dry flower arrangements.

Species Lilacs

Syringa vulgaris and S. villosa

Neither of these two lilacs are native. Indeed, one common name for S. vulgaris is "French Lilac" Three guesses as to where they were first popular.

French lilacs sucker. New ones will poke up a few inches to a few feet away from the main clump. This is a boon if you want them to close up a row. It's a nuisance if you have them poking their little green snouts up in the petunia patch a yard away.

Villosa lilacs, often called "Late Lilacs" because they bloom 3 weeks later, will send up new shoots from the base, but they don't send up shoots feet away.

French lilacs have a much stronger scent than late lilacs. Late Lilac has smaller clusters of flowers, but more of them, and tend to be a lot closer to white. Their scent is light, crisp.


In May I have these as 2 yr old seedlings. They are about 12-16 inches tall and a bit under 1/4 inch in diameter. See Seedlings

Any that don’t get sold as seedlings get potted up. I usually have a between one and a few hundred of each.

Leaf -- Lilac

Species/Cultivar Container/Format Count Size Price
Lilac, Common #1 Std pot (3 qt) 48 10-20 in. $12.50
Lilac, Common #2 Std pot (6 qt) -32 $18.00
Lilac, Common #2 Std pot (6 qt) 224 16-24 in. $18.00
Lilac, Common 125 ml plug -1 $3.00
Lilac, Common Bare Root Seedling -682 $4.25
Lilac, Common Bare Root Seedling 1200 12-18 in. $3.50

Leaf -- Lilac

Species/Cultivar Container/Format Count Size Price
Lilac, Late #2 Std pot (6 qt) -20 $12.00
Lilac, Late #2 Std pot (6 qt) 96 20-30 in. $18.00
Lilac, Late 125 ml plug -1 $3.00
Lilac, Late Bare Root Seedling -100 $3.50
Lilac, Late Bare Root Seedling 200 12-18 in. $3.50

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