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Lilacs Greenville SC

Lilacs are hardy, easy care plants, and the fragrant flowers are good for cutting and attractive to butterflies. Flower colors include blue, lavender, pink, red, purple, yellow, and white, depending on the variety. Read on and find more information about this plant.

Underwood Nursery & Garden Ctr
(864) 288-8633
707 Airport Rd
Greenville, SC

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(864) 241-0100
2247 Augusta St.
Greenville, SC
 
Upstate Mulch Inc
(864) 269-2275
113 Village Ln
Easley, SC

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Ka Bloom
(864) 442-1101
319 Gentry Memorial Hwy
Easley, SC

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(864) 855-3464
424 Gentry Memorial Hwy
Easley, SC

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2247 Augusta St
Greenville, SC
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109 South Highway 14
Simpsonville, SC

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(864) 662-2088
125 N Buncombe Rd
Greer, SC

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(877) 493-5146
1605 Locust Hill Rd
Greer, SC

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(864) 505-2645
44 red quail lane
Greer, SC
 
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Lilacs

Classic spring-flowering shrubs, lilacs produce abundant, colorful flower clusters with a sweet, memorable fragrance.

About This Plant

Lilacs are hardy, easy care plants, and the fragrant flowers are good for cutting and attractive to butterflies. Flower colors include blue, lavender, pink, red, purple, yellow, and white, depending on the variety. Most lilacs grows 5 to 15 feet tall and wide, depending on variety.

Special Features

Easy care/low maintenance
Fragrant
Good for cut flowers
Attracts butterflies

Site Selection

Select a site with full sun and moist, well-drained soil.

Planting Instructions

Plant in spring or fall. Space plants 5 to 15 feet apart, depending on variety. Dig a hole only as deep as the root ball and 2 to 3 times as wide. If your soil is in very poor condition, amend the soil you've removed from the hole with a small amount of compost. Otherwise don't amend it at all. Carefully remove the plant from the container and set it in the hole. Fill the hole half full with soil, then water it well to settle the soil and eliminate air pockets. Let the water drain, then fill the remainder of hole with soil and water thoroughly.

Care

Apply a layer of compost under the plant each spring, followed by a 2-inch layer of mulch to retain moisture and control weeds. Water plants during the summer if rainfall is less than 1 inch per week. Prune lilacs immediately after flowering, removing dead and broken branches, then cutting back as necessary to maintain the desired size and shape. Overgrown lilacs can be pruned back by as much as one third.

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