A sure sign that the warm days of spring are upon us is the bloom of the Lilac tree (Syringa species). Their colorful clusters of flowers and magnificent fragrance make the lilac tree a favorite shrub among arborists, gardeners, tree service experts and even non-gardeners. There are over 20 species with 1,000 lilac tree varieties alone. Different varieties of lilac trees can have blossoms that are pink, purple or white. For almost two weeks, primarily during May, we are graced with their beauty and welcoming fragrance. After the blooms are gone, the green, heart shaped leaves continue to add depth and character to the landscape. You can extend the display of lilac tree flowers for as much as six weeks, by planting different lilac tree varieties.
Most lilac trees are hardy, medium to large shrubs that are easy to grow and can last for hundreds of years. These trees prefer direct sunlight and neutral soil with good drainage. Here are some of our tree service specialists’ favorite lilac tree varieties:
When selecting a lilac consider size, form, color and location to best enjoy their beauty and scent. If you’d like to establish lilac tree varieties in your landscape, we have access to consulting arborists that can help you purchase and plant new lilac trees. For a complimentary consultation with a certified arborist, contact the location nearest you.
Tree pruning is the best tip for maintaining lilac trees. The key is to prune them after flowering as next year’s flowers are produced in the summer. Older, leggy stalks can be cut to the bottom of the plant, while younger shoots should be cut back by approximately half to where the branches are joined together.
Click or call today to arrange a complimentary consultation from our fully trained and certified arborists for tree service, shrub care and tree pruning from SavATree. Click here to contact the office nearest you.