A dwarf, spreading lilac with reddish purple buds that open to fragrant, pale lilac flowers. Blooms profusely in midseason, typically mid-May, and first flowers at an early age. Use in shrub borders with an evergreen background or plant in groups to form a low hedge.
Subject - Butterfly of the Species Vanessa cardui. Flower - Dwarf Korean Lilac. Backdrop - Side of a house adjacent to subject.
Syringa lilac is a genus of 12 currently recognized  species of flowering woody plants in the olive family Oleaceaenative to woodland and scrub from southeastern Europe to eastern Asiaand widely and commonly cultivated in temperate areas elsewhere. The genus is most closely related to Ligustrum privetclassified with it in Oleaceae tribus Oleeae subtribus Ligustrinae. Lilacs are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including copper underwingscalloped oak and Svensson's copper underwing.
Of the two, Lilacs have a stronger scent, that carries a much farther distance. Unfortunately, Lilacs bloom for only a very brief couple weeks in the spring. To prolong their presence in your yard, grow a variety of Lilacs, including, early, mid and late variety bushes. With variety and luck, you will have Lilacs in blooming in your yard for up to six weeks.
Japanese tree lilac is larger than the shrub lilacs and it blooms a little later. It produces large clusters of small creamy-white, fragrant flowers. This plant has some cultivated varieties.
Post pictures of your garden or share landscaping ideas. Lilac is a popular flowering plant, known for its large panicle inflorescence and scented flowers. Of all its species, the dwarf Korean lilac is preferred for its manageable size, attractive hollow stem, and fragrant blooms.
Dwarf lilacs -- various Syringa species and cultivars -- are prized for their clusters of fragrant blooms and a compact growth habit. Dwarf lilacs generally require much less pruning for shaping and height control than standard-size lilac trees and shrubs. They will, though, benefit from a light shearing after blooming to improve appearance, along with maintenance pruning throughout the growing season to remove any damaged or diseased portions of the plant.
They typically appear between Beltane and Litha, the summer solsticebut again, there will be some variations depending on your planting zone. Lilacs appear in a wide range of colors, from pale white to a deep purple, and the shade depends on the particular species. In some magical traditions, lilacs are a romantic sort of flowerand are associated with playful flirtation, the blooming of new love, and short attractions. Interestingly, in some parts of the UK, it was believed that bringing white lilacs into the house was unlucky, but finding a five-petaled one can lead to good fortune.
This fragrant hybrid S. Care Grow in reasonably fertile, well-drained soil in full sun; prefers neutral to slightly alkaline soil. Promptly deadhead spent blossoms to produce more robust blooms for the following year.
A medium-sized, midseason lilac with wonderfully fragrant, lilac-pink flowers on graceful, broadly spreading branches. Deep green foliage has a more refined appearance than the common lilac and is less susceptible to mildew. Useful as a screen, hedge, showy spring specimen, or mixed border accent. Wonderful for cut flower arrangements.