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The difference between science and the fuzzy subjects is that science requires reasoning while those other subjects merely require scholarship.
Robert A. Heinlein

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.

Availability

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.


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