Lilac Varieties

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Lilac Varieties Abound

By most accounts, there are over one thousand lilac varieties. That’s right, over one thousand varieties! Lilacs originated in the Balkans and Eastern Europe.

The California Lilac or Ceanothus, is unrelated to the Common Lilac (Syringa). The California Lilac is different in several ways. Perhaps the biggest difference, is that the California Lilac is an evergreen. Learn more about the California Lilac.

There also is a large variety of Asian Lilacs.

Lilac (Syringa) lovers enjoy a wide range of colors, sizes, and types of blooms. The most common Lilac colors are “Lilac”, lavender, white, pink, blue, and purple, with many shades of these colors. There are single and double petal varieties. Bushes can grow tall, as much as 30 feet. And, there are dwarf sizes that only grow about three feet high.

The largest collection of lilac bushes in one place is Highland Park in Rochester, N.Y. which boasts over 500 varieties, and more than 1,000 bushes.

Of particular note, is the less known California Lilac bushes, or Ceanothus. This Lilac bush is native to California and the western U.S. If you live in this area, you likely know of them.

Did you Know? While most lilacs bloom in the spring, there are a few varieties that bloom in the summer.

How To Grow Lilac Flowers Information

How to Grow – Learn how to grow beautiful, fragrant plants.
Lilac Festival – These Spring festivals are very popular. 
Lilac Sunday – Without a doubt, it’s a holiday worth celebrating.
Flowers – About these beautiful blooms.
Lilac Pictures – See our lilac photo gallery.
Lilac Trivia – Cute and informant trivia.
Planting and Transplanting – how and when to move bushes.
Propagation – How to make new plants.
Pruning Lilacs – Most importantly, there’s a right way and a wrong way.
Pests and Disease – Prevent plant problems.
Varieties – In fact, there are over 1000 varieties.
California Lilac – It’s a tree.
Why no Blooms? – Identify and correct blooming problems.
Lilac Poem – By Walt Whitman.
Buy Lilac Bushes – Add beauty to your yard. 

White Lilacs

More How to Grow Lilacs Resources

Growing Lilacs – from Garden Hobbies

Buy Lilac Bushes select from popular Lilac varieties

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