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Lilacs to Know and Grow

Syringa × prestoniae ‘Miss Canada’
Syringa × prestoniae ‘Miss Canada’

Lilacs are classic garden shrubs and small trees that bear deliciously fragrant, tubular flowers which capture the essence of spring. Click on the images below to learn more about these cultivars in Fine Gardening‘s Plant Guide.

See Lilacs: Time for a Fresh Look for a chart detailing the characteristics of many of these outstanding selections

Syringa vulgaris 'Henri Robert'   Syringa vulgaris 'Krasavitsa Moskvy'
Syringa vulgaris ‘Henri Robert’   Syringa vulgaris ‘Krasavitsa Moskvy’
   
 Syringa × hyacinthiflora 'Mount Baker'    Syringa x prestoniae 'Miss Canada'
Syringa × hyacinthiflora ‘Mount Baker’   Syringa × prestoniae ‘Miss Canada’
     
 Syringa × chinensis 'Lilac Sunday'    Syringa 'Bailina'
Syringa × chinensis ‘Lilac Sunday’   Syringa ‘Bailina’
     
 Syringa × laciniata    Syringa pubescens
Syringa × laciniata   Syringa pubescens
     
 Syringa pubescens ssp. microphylla 'Superba'    Syringa vulgaris 'Primrose'
Syringa pubescens ssp. microphylla ‘Superba’   Syringa pubescens
     
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