About This Plant

The Persian lilac, or Syringa x persica, is a fragrant deciduous shrub with petite lavender to lilac flowers. It’s prized for its ornamental value in gardens, with a compact and rounded growth habit. These shrubs bloom in late spring, emitting a delightful scent, and are known for attracting pollinators. They are relatively low-maintenance and adaptable to various soil types.

The Story


The Syringa persica, commonly known as Persian lilac, features simple leaves that are lance-shaped with an average length of 1.5 to 3 inches (3.8 to 7.6 cm) and a width of 0.5 to 1 inch (1.3 to 2.5 cm). These leaves are arranged oppositely along the stems.


The Syringa persica produces delicate, fragrant flowers that typically measure around 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5 cm) in length. These tubular flowers are arranged in panicles, creating a visually appealing cluster of blossoms. The colour of the flowers can vary but often includes shades of lavender, violet, or pink.
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