The common purple lilac is a tough, reliable shrub that may reach a height of 15 to 20 feet. Unfortunately, as lilacs mature, the shaded lower portions of the shrubs usually lose their leaves. As a result, large, overgrown specimens are often leggy and unattractive. Old, neglected lilacs can be renewed or rejuvenated by pruning. Home gardeners can choose between two different pruning methods.
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When I was a kid, my dad built my sister and me a zipline running from a spruce tree to a playhouse in our garden. I loved the zipline, but my favorite part was the little platform high in the spruce tree. Just below the tree stood a fragrant lilac bush that became the steady backdrop of every spring day I spent up on the platform. We link to vendors to help you find relevant products.
Syringa or Lilac trees make wonderful ornamental features, with their delectably fragrant, conical shaped spring flowers available in a range of colours. Choose from pink, purple, yellow or white, not just lilac! These highly scented small trees or large bushes are perfect for a sensory garden and ideal when there is not a lot of space, so even small gardens can have that wow factor!