How big does a common purple lilac get?

How big does a common purple lilac get?

12 to 15 feet tall
Height/Spread: The common lilac (Syringa vulgaris) grows 12 to 15 feet tall and 10 to 12 feet wide. There are many smaller dwarf varieties that mature at 4 to 6 feet tall and 3 to 7 feet wide. Japanese tree lilacs (Syringa reticulata) can reach 25 to 30 feet tall.

How do you grow Monge lilacs?

Planting & Care

  1. Lilac shrubs flower best in full sun, but they do tolerate light shade.
  2. Choose an open site, protected from strong, drying winds.
  3. Pick a spot in your landscape where air circulates freely, but not overbearing.
  4. Lilac shrubs need well-drained, organically rich soil.

How fast does common purple lilac grow?

Shrub stems can grow from 5 cm – 30 cm (2 – 12 in.) in length, per year.

How fast does a common lilac grow?

The best time to plant lilac bushes is in the early fall before the ground freezes. They have a moderate growth rate of 1 to 2 feet per year.

Which lilac grows fastest?

Plant lilac varieties that grow fast. Late blooming hybrids like “Agnes Smith” and “Miss Canada” grow quickly, getting up to 25 feet or taller. They bloom later than other lilac types. Agnes Smith has white flowers and Miss Canada blossoms are rose-pink.

How long does it take a lilac bush to reach maturity?

Most plants start blooming after three or four years but some may take as long as six or seven. The blooms for the first few years will be sparse but should increase with time. This is, obviously, not your problem if the plant you bought was flowering when you bought it. Pruning: Lilacs bloom on old wood.

Is common lilac invasive?

Lilac roots aren’t considered invasive and as long as you leave enough space between the tree, or shrub, and the structure, there is little risk from planting lilacs near foundations. Lilac roots generally spread one and one-half times the width of the shrub.

When should lilacs be planted?

The best time to plant lilacs is in the fall after the leaves have dropped, but before the ground freezes. You can plant lilacs in the spring before the buds start to unfold. Spring periods are very short, however, and transplanting at this time is recommended only in areas where winters are very severe.

Is Syringa a lilac?

A small family of medium to large hardy deciduous shrubs or small trees, with spectacular colourful spring flower trusses. In shades of lilac, pink and white. Flowering Period: Most varieties flower around April or May.

What kind of flower is a Syringa Monge?

Syringa ‘Monge’, Lilac ‘Monge’, French Lilac ‘Monge’. Syringa vulgaris ‘Monge’ (Lilac) is an upright, deciduous shrub with incredibly showy panicles, 9 in. long (22 cm), packed with wonderfully fragrant, single, reddish-purple flowers.

What kind of flowers are in Monge lilac?

People have adored the clear, reddish-purple flowers of this French Hybrid Lilac for well over 100 years. Monge is outstanding in bloom. Let it perfume your landscape for nearly a month.

What kind of soil does Syringa vulgaris need?

A full sun lover, this plant is easily grown in fertile, humus-rich, alkaline to neutral, dry to medium, well-drained soils. Thrives in chalk but dislikes acidic soils. Tolerates light shade, but the best flower production occurs in full sun.

What kind of lilac is best for butterflies?

Monge is a very romantic Lilac variety that serves you well for many, many decades. Butterflies love the flowers, too. Start a new hobby “collecting” views or photos of the local visitors to your Monge Lilac, it’s a wonderful way to connect with Nature.