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Lilacs San Diego CA

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.

Kniffing'S Discount Nurseries
(619) 561-0611
14940 Oak Creek Road
El Cajon, CA
 
Mission Hills Nursery
(619) 295-2808
1525 Fort Stockton Dr
San Diego, CA
 
Column One
(619) 299-9074
401 University Ave
San Diego, CA
 
Jungle Music Palms & Cycads
(619) 291-4605
3233 Brant St
San Diego, CA
 
Yasuda Tree Nursery
(619) 262-0555
5010 A St
San Diego, CA
 
Exotic Gardens
(619) 497-0860
2212 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA
 
Walter Andersen Nursery
(619) 224-8271
3642 Enterprise St
San Diego, CA
 
Armstrong Garden Centers Inc
(619) 276-9970
1350 W Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA
 
Mission Hills Nursery
(619) 295-2808
1525 Fort Stockton Dr
San Diego, CA

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City Farmers Nursery
(619) 284-6358
4832 Home Ave
San Diego, CA
 
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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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