A lilac is a small Eurasian tree or shrub that is known for its vibrant, fragrant purple and white flowers. Because of its small size, the lilac tree is used mostly as an ornamental tree. The lilac is part of the olive f... More » Home & Garden Outdoor

To prune lilacs, cut off up to one-third of each stem shortly after the flowers fade. If you wait to prune until the fall, the flower production is diminished the following year. More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes Trees & Bushes

Common lilac bushes grow about 1 foot per year when mature. Young lilacs grow much more rapidly, leveling off as they grow older. A fully matured specimen can reach 20 feet tall and 12 feet wide. More » Science Biology Botany
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