Common name: Common lilac
Origin: Eastern Europe
Height at maturity: up to 3 meters
Plant type: ornamental shrub
Flowering: from spring to early summer
Flower color: lilac
Soil type: rich, well-draining, calcareous or neutral soil
Use: in the garden, fragrant flowers for bouquets
Diseases and pests: powdery mildew, bacteriosis, mildew
Storage of seeds: 2 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
The use of this plant is generally for ornamental use. This stem shrub has great resistance to severe frosts and heat, which makes it a cultivable shrub in many climates. Its bark is smooth when the plant is young, it becomes furrowed longitudinally as it ages.
In spring and until the beginning of summer, a profusion of flowers arranged in very fragrant clusters appear attracting insects and especially butterflies. Flowering every year, the common lilac offers a very spectacular bloom every other year.