How to Grow and Care for a Lilac Tree (Complete Guide)
The Lilac tree, scientifically known as Syringa, comes in a captivating array of species. From the classic Common Lilac (Syringa vulgaris) to the exotic Persian Lilac (Syringa persica), each type boasts its unique charm.
Lilacs prefer deep, infrequent watering rather than shallow, frequent sessions. Aiming for around 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week is a good guideline, ensuring the moisture penetrates deep into the soil.
Overwintering your lilac tree is essential, especially in regions with cold winters, to ensure its survival and vibrant blooms in the coming spring. Begin by providing a deep watering in late fall before the ground freezes.
The Chinese Lilac Tree, or Syringa reticulata subsp. pekinensis, embodies grace in a slightly smaller form. Standing between 20 to 25 feet tall, this tree graces gardens with its delicate white flowers.