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Both varieties are available in lots of 25 6-10″ bare root plants.  Common Lilac is available as a single plant in a 5-gallon pot.

Syringa vulgaris – Common Lilac

Syringa villosa – Villosa Lilac

Size: Common – 8-16 ft tall, Villosa – 6-10 ft tall

Drought Resistance: Excellent

Cold Hardiness: Excellent

Growth Rate: 1-2 feet per year

Lifespan: 25-50 years

Wildlife Value: Great for birds and numerous small animals

Misc.: The two varieties are very similar.  Villosa lilac, also called “late lilac”, is smaller and blooms later in the season than common lilac.

Refer to this NRCS Fact Sheet for more information

Additional information


Common, Villosa


Bare Root, Potted


5 gallon, 6-10"


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