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Common Lilac (Syringa vulgaris)
About Common Lilac
Common Lilac is a Shrub. Shrubs are woody perennial plants with multiple stems, generally shorter than a tree.
Plant Names (Nomenclature)
|Common Plant Name||Common Lilac|
|Scientific Plant Name||Syringa vulgaris|
|Other Common Names|
|Other Scientific Names|
|Common Family Name||Olive|
|Scientific Family Name||Oleaceae|
|Native Status||U.S. Introduction||Alien Species: Introduced to Kansas and the United States.|
|Growth Habit/Form||Shrub||Shrubs are woody perennial plants with multiple stems, generally shorter than a tree.|
|Life Span||Woody||Woody plants have woody stems that grow more than a year.|
|Maximum Height||12.0 feet||height in feet|
|Maximum Spread||12.0 feet||width in feet|
|Flower Color||Violet,||colors of the flowers|
|Flowering Season||April - May||typical months to expect blooms|
|Reproduction||Vegetative||methods of reproduction|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun||Full Sun: direct sun 8 or more hours of the day
Part Sun: direct sun 4 to 8 hours of the day; about half a day of sun
Shade: direct sun 0 to 4 hours of the day
|Soil Moisture||Medium to Drained||Wet: Soil is soggy or marshy
Moist: Soil tends to stay moist and rarely dries out
Medium: Average soil moisture, little or now slope
Drained: Soil is well drained, never soggy; medium slope
Dry: Soil is dry, often typical of rocky soil; steep slope
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