Villosa Lilac

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Common name: VILLOSA LILAC; late lilac

Shrub is non-suckering; deep-rooted; grows well in all regions except the arid southwest.

Latin name: Syringa villosa Vahl

Type of tree: broadleaf (introduced shrub)

  • Leaves (shape, size, etc.): dark green; 5 to 15 centimetres long; 3 to 7 centimetres wide; heavily textured; leaf arrangement opposite
  • Form: wide, ball-shaped

Height: 3 to 4 metres

Growth rate: medium

Fruit and flowers: pink-purple flowers borne in clusters at ends of branches; blooms from mid to late June

Soil: performs best in well-drained clay or loam soils; good salt tolerance

Limitations: does not perform well in sandy soils; will not tolerate poorly drained sites