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Gorgeous, colourful, hardy and well known for their sweet scent.

Common Lilacs (Syringa vulgaris) are typically springtime blooming shrubs with an unforgettably sweet fragrance whose intensity varies depending on the variety.  Their blooms are a cluster of tiny flowers giving the impression of large, remarkable flower heads.  A number of dwarf varieties are available making them perfect for hedging or foundation planting while the larger Lilacs are beautiful enough to make lovely specimen plants.  Lilacs are sun-loving shrubs with a moderate growth rate and once established require little maintenance.  We also stock the very popular Korean Lilac (Syringa meyeri Palibin), Japanese Lilac (Syringa reticulata) and a few stunning hybrids (Syringa x).


Common or French Hybrid Lilacs (Syringa vulgaris)

Belle de Nancy

Features showy panicles of fragrant pink flowers rising above the blue-green foliage in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive fuchsia flower buds.

Burgundy Queen

This large deciduous shrub features clusters of panicles covered in small, purple flower buds that open to reveal sweetly fragrant, burgundy red flowers.

Charles Joly

Medium-size shrub has an upright, open-branched habit and bright green foliage. Gorgeous, deep wine red, double flower clusters are highly fragrant, typically in mid-May.

E. J. Gardner

This extraordinary lilac is considered to be one of the very finest double, pink-flowered lilacs. Very cold hardy with highly fragrant clear pink flowers in late spring to early summer.

Katherine Havemeyer

One of the most astonishingly beautiful lilacs with large, lavender-purple, double buds opening to soft lilac pink, irregular florets that give a double effect.

Krasvitsa Moskvy

These delightful pink blush flowers open to double white blossoms for a beautiful display, of fragrant blooms attracting butterflies to your garden.

Ludwig Spaeth

Beautiful, heavily fragrant, dark purple, single blooms come late in spring, extending the lilac season! An outstanding selection useful in mixed shrub borders.

Madame Lemoine

Pretty heart-shaped foliage with gorgeous, double white fragrant blooms that are nectar-rich and last nearly a month! Extremely cold hardy, low maintenance and reliable.


Among the most dramatic of the lilacs with fantastic scent and exquisite beauty. Its showy panicles of intensely fragrant, deep reddish purple flowers bloom in mid spring.

President Grevy

This very hardy, classic spring blooming lilac features exquisitely scented double blue flowers in upright panicles which emerge from distinctive violet flower buds.


An outstanding lilac noted for its large trusses of purple-red florets edged in white and rich green foliage. A mid-season bloomer that typically flowers in mid-May.

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Hybrid - Bloomerang® Dark Purple (Syringa x)

This reblooming dwarf lilac first flowers in spring, takes a break & then starts up again in summer into fall with pretty dark purple, scented blooms.

Hybrid - Bloomerang® Dark Purple Tree form (Syringa x)

Available in an exquisite tree form

Hybrid - Pocohontas

(Syringa x hyacinthiflora) - An early profusely blooming Canadian hybrid has very dark purple-maroon buds open to single dark purple florets. Highly fragrant blooms are born profusely.

Hybrid - Scentara Double Blue

(Syringa x hyacinthiflora) - A queen when it comes to its sweet fragrance. This profuse bloomer sports cool purple blooms that take on a blue hue in the spring sunshine.

Japanese Lilacs (Syringa reticulata)

Ivory Silk - A sun loving lilac that grows into a large shrub or small tree. In tree form, it grows to 30’ tall and 20’ wide with an oval-rounded crown. This Japanese Lilac explodes in early summer with huge 6” to 12” long clusters of tiny white flowers - later than most other lilacs. A musk-like scent permeates the air during bloom time. Flowers give way to loose clusters of brown capsules well into winter. The handsome reddish-brown peeling bark is attractive on younger branches and gradually turns gray with age.

Korean Lilacs (Syringa meyeri)

Palibin - The Dwarf Korean Lilac is ideal for small areas or gardens with not a lot of space available. It grows to 4’ to 5’ tall with a spread of 5’ to 7’ which is more compact than the species. In late spring to early summer, it is covered in a profusion of sweetly fragrant upright panicles of lilac pink single flowers. The broad oval shaped dark green leaves turn an attractive reddish bronze to extend the seasons of interest. And to add even more drama to the landscape, this dwarf lilac is available in a stunning tree form variety with the same outstanding attributes.

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