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Syringa vulgaris--Common Lilac

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     Lilac is a common flowering shrub that grows best in  a

sunny location.  The plant grows in shade, but flowering  is

poor  and  powdery mildew is likely to  be  severe.   Common

lilac  grows 20 feet tall and spreads 15 feet.   The  growth

rate  is  rapid and the plant produces  many  suckers.   The

flowers are in shades of purple, white or pink.  Some colors

listed  in  catalogs  refer to  the  unopened  flower  buds.

Flower  bud  color may be different from the  flower  color.

There are few actual color variations.                      

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Syringa vulgaris - double-flowered cultivar - 47K Syringa vulgaris - red-flowered cultivar - 65K
Syringa vulgaris Mont Blanc - 44K
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