The sweet, soothing fragrance a lilac bush emits is wonderful. In addition to their signature scent, lilacs are also a lovely ornamental addition to your Westchester property. Unsure whether this is the right plant for your property? Read all about lilacs here.
All About Lilacs
One of the reasons we love lilacs, is because they are a versatile addition! Lilacs can grow as medium to large shrubs, or small trees; the tallest a lilac will get is approximately 20 feet. You can tell the maturity of a lilac by inspecting its bark. A mature lilac will have gray-brown bark, while a young lilac will have green-brown bark. Being a deciduous plant, lilacs lose their leaves annually.
Did You Know?
Did you know there are over 1,000 varieties of lilac bushes and trees? The key to keeping your lilacs looking their best is knowing which variety is best for you.
Planting a Lilac
Lilacs thrive in fertile, well-drained soil. When inspecting your designated planting site, keep in mind that lilacs prefer humus-rich, neutral to alkaline soil, as well. Ideally this spot will have a minimum of 6 hours of broad sunlight for your plant to thrive in.
The lilac can produce clusters of lavender, purple, pink or white blooms. Despite having a three-week window for flowering (which occurs during springtime), varieties such as the Josee or the Boomerang can bloom multiple times a year. View House Beautiful’s list of Lilac facts here.
Ensure your lilac is planted properly and has a plant health care plan to maintain its beauty with help from Westchester Tree Life. Call Westchester Tree Life today (914) 238-0069