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 »

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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 »

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Dwarf lilac bushes require less pruning than standard-sized shrubs and trees. They should be pruned throughout the year. Items needed to prune a dwarf lilac bush include rubbing alcohol and pruning shears or loppers. More »

A mock orange plant is a shrub in the genus Philadelphus that produces fragrant white flowers in the spring or early summer. These flowers resemble the blossoms of citrus trees, and their citrusy aroma is reminiscent of ... More »

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Fatsia japonica is an evergreen shrub with white flowers and lobed, leathery palm-shaped leaves that stretch up to 16 inches, according to Great Plant Picks and the Royal Horticultural Society. When fully mature, it grow... More »

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The serviceberry bush is a small tree or large shrub that has blue-green or bright green leaves and white flowers, according to Better Homes and Gardens. The bush also produces an edible purple fruit that can be used in ... More »

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The white butterfly bush is a shrub that produces white flowers from midsummer to mid-fall. It is called a butterfly bush because its fragrance attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. More »

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