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Common 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 noses up in the petunia patch a yard away.

Villosa lilacs, often called "Late Lilacs" because the 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. The scent is light, crisp.


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