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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Large fragrant bouquets of purple flowers make this shrub the queen of spring in the northern garden.

    Latin Name

    Syringa vulgaris


    Family

    Oleaceae


    Type of Plant

    Shrub

    Bloom Season

    April - May


    Seasons

    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 16'
    Max Spread: 12'

    Uses

  • Hedge

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Rabbit
  • Deer
  • Clay Soil

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds

    Colors


    Native Range

    Southeastern Europe


    History

    Washington planted a number of lilacs around his home.


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