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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.

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.

Inventory tables are double rows to make them usable on small screens.
Common name and container in column 1.
Count is how many we think we have left. Price is per tree.
Height will be there next year, we hope.

Leaf -- Lilac

Common Name
Container
Count
Price
Height
(feet)
Lilac, Common
#1 Std pot (3 qt)
57
$12.50
Lilac, Common
Bare Root Seedling #1
550
$3.25
Last Update: 2021-Apr-13

Inventory tables are double rows to make them usable on small screens.
Common name and container in column 1.
Count is how many we think we have left. Price is per tree.
Height will be there next year, we hope.

Leaf -- Lilac

Common Name
Container
Count
Price
Height
(feet)
Lilac, Late
#2 Std pot (6 qt)
35
$20.00
Lilac, Late
#5 Std pot (15 qt)
40
$45.00
Lilac, Late
Bare Root Seedling #1
550
$3.25
Lilac, Late
Bare Root Seedling #2
-50
$3.75
Last Update: 2021-Apr-13


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