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Order: Scrophulariales
   Family: Oleaceae
            Genus: Syringa
                        Specie: vulgaris

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 20 ft (6 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Fragrant blue flowers spring?summer

Uses: Shrub borders Spring gardens Specimen shrub

Zones: 4?9

Description: This is one of the 2 species native to Europe, being found in central to eastern Europe; 14 subspecies are now recognized, reflecting geographic variations. The typical form has blue flowers, but forms with both deep purple and white flowers arose in cult

Growth Habit: Spreading multi-stemmed habit

Comments: Many cultivars available

Growth: Perennial, multi-stemmed woody plant that is usually less than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height. Shrubs typically have several stems arising from or near the ground, but may be taller than 5 meters or single-stemmed under certain environmental cond

Duration: Perennial

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