Common Lilac Shrub


The common lilac shrub, a harbinger of spring with its vivid purple/lavender blooms and sweet aroma, is both easy to care for and resilient (hardy to zones 3-7), attracting butterflies and serving as a versatile garden element. Originating from the Balkan Peninsula and cultivated since 1563, the lilac’s name stems from Arabic (layak) and Persian (nilak, meaning blue), holding diverse cultural meanings—from symbolizing spring and renewal to being viewed as magical by the Celts, and even used in Russian traditions to impart wisdom by holding it over newborns.

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General Tree Height/Caliper: Most of our fruit trees (apple, peach, apricot, plum, pear, nectarine, quince, and cherry) are grafted/budded and are 4-6' tall with a caliper/diameter of about 1/4-3/4". Most have more than 5' height and 1/2" diameter. The other trees are seedlings, such as pawpaw, mulberry, persimmon, shade, berry, and flowering trees which range from 18-36" tall.

A rootstock primarily controls a tree's size and how early it bears fruit. Learn more about our specific rootstocks.