|Syringa vulgaris is a leggy shrub, somewhat irregular in shape. This is the lilac that most of us are familiar with, extremely fragrant lilac flowers, on 4 to 8 inch panicles, appearing in late spring to early summer. Prefers a neutral soil, with peat or leaf mold enrichment. Remove the dead flower heads. Fine for the shrub border. Native to southern Europe, cultivated since 1563.
Over 400 cultivars have been developed.