Lilac Shrubs


  • Garden Borders & Hedges
  • Container Gardens
  • Focal Point or Specimen Plant


  • Very Fragrant Flowers
  • Early Season Blooms
  • Easy Care & Low Maintenance


  • Full Sun
  • 6+ Hours of Direct Sun

Growing Zones:

Lilac shrubs are commonly grown for their very fragrant flowers that bloom every spring. The popular shrubs are low maintenance and easy to care for once established.

Why Buy Lilac Shrubs Online?

Lilacs are shrubs with heavenly scented flowers that arrive in early spring. The species (Syringa vulgaris) is part of the olive family Oleaceae. The plants are native to native to the Balkan Peninsula. However, these plants are not aggressive and not considered invasive. These can also be called common lilac.

Lilac flowers arrive in early spring and last for several weeks providing an immense fragrance during that time. The flowers are small tubular florets that can be white, purple or pink. There are now varieties we offer that rebloom (not as prolific as the initial bloom) in early summer.

The Best Way To Use Lilac Bushes

These ornamental plants are very common in parks and commercial areas because of the sweet smelling flowers that arrive before many other flowering plants. Lilacs are also very commonly grown by homeowners because they are low maintenance. Lilacs are winter hardy in growing zones 2 to 8. The plants will grow from 2 to 8 feet tall in a mounded habit. The produce the most flowers when growing in full sunlight, but can handle partial shaded areas. Well drained soil is a must.

Gardeners can plant these into a hedge, border, in mass plantings or even in garden planters. These plants are also great for pollinators including bees, hummingbirds and other insects.

  • Heavenly scented flowers in spring

  • Low maintenance shrubs

  • Pink, white and purple flowers available

  • 2 to 8 feet tall

  • Growing zones 2 to 8

Lilac Companion Plants

There are many options when choosing what to plant next to lilacs. We recommend finding plants that bloom after spring, since lilacs steal the show early in the growing season. Find other plants that can tolerate full sun conditions and are also low maintenance so you have year round interest. If you are feeling very adventurous, you can plant a clematis next to it and let it climb the shrub. The clematis will provide blooms when the lilac is done flowering for the year. Here are some of our favorites: