Purple Flowering Common Lilac – Syringa vulgaris

Syringa vulgaris

An old time favorite Purple Flowering Common Lilac are a good choice for planting along property lines and creating hedge rows for privacy screening.  Big purple flowers fill the air with a sweet fragrance of lilac.  Here is a Pro tip of the day: When the lilac gets old and has a lot of die-back and the flowering has slowed down, you can take a chainsaw and cut the shrub branches to the ground in early spring.  New growth will generate from the main stem and you will have a brand new plant with fresh flowers for the next season.

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