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Lilacs Little Rock AR

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.

Hocotts Garden Center
(501) 666-9237
3612 Kavanaugh Blvd
Little Rock, AR
 
Genesis Lawn and Landscape
(501) 753-1842
6401 Ridgecrest Dr
Little Rock, AR
 
Green Tree Nursery & Landscape Co Inc
(501) 225-6305
9305 N Rodney Parham Rd
Little Rock, AR
 
Green Thumb Water Gardens
(501) 821-4445
28025 Nichols Loop Rd
Little Rock, AR
 
Ferndale Garden & Stone Yard
(501) 868-8733
Ferndale & Cantrell
Little Rock, AR
 
Mckenzie Landscaping & Enterprises Inc
(501) 868-5632
Po Box 55071
Little Rock, AR
 
Arkansas Garden Center
(501) 868-9933
15603 Cantrell Rd
Little Rock, AR
 
Cantrell Gardens Nursery
(501) 225-1030
7800 Cantrell Rd
Little Rock, AR
 
Good Earth Garden Center The
(501) 588-4052
15601 Cantrell Rd
Little Rock, AR
 
Botanica Gardens
(501) 614-3000
1601 Rebsamen Park Rd
Little Rock, AR
 

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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