This springtime favourite is a deciduous shrub (or tree) that can grow quite tall. Syringa (lilac) is a genus of 12 currently recognized species of flowering woody plants in the olive family (), native to woodland and scrub from southeastern Europe to eastern Asia, and widely and commonly cultivated in temperate areas elsewhere.. Grown for its scented purple flowers in spring, this large shrub or small tree is widely cultivated and has been naturalized in … Prune after flowering. Lilacs are in the Oleaceae (olive) family, this shrub sometimes looks like a small tree.

Syringa microphylla "Superba" strikes the perfect balance of lush rosy-pink flower clusters and petite leaves on a 6-foot lilac shrub.Although lilacs are known for being somewhat unremarkable in the landscape after flowering is finished, "Superba" may surprise with late summer rebloom in ideal growing conditions of strong sun, mild summers, and regular irrigation. Syringa vulgaris (lilac or common lilac) is a species of flowering plant in the olive family Oleaceae, native to the Balkan Peninsula, where it grows on rocky hills. Entrance is free. I hope you can help me. The Japanese lilac is a deciduous, tree-form lilac.It has a moderate growth rate, an upright growing habit, and a rounded shape. The leaves starting curling under (tip down), and now the leaves have died. It is a mid-size tree belonging to the olive family that is grown for the panicles of white flowers it bears for about two weeks in early summer. GOLDEN ACRE PARK, LEEDS A well kept collection of lilac trees in a park setting. If the leaves of your lilac are curling or distorting, you may be facing either a disease or an insect infestation. Japanese tree lilac is larger than the shrub lilacs and it blooms a little later. I have a large, 40-year old lilac bush. Depending on the variety, some lilacs are considered either a shrub or a tree. Bacterial blight, leaf spots are possible. THE LILAC GARDEN KEW ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS Probably the best place in the UK to see well-cultivated and documented lilacs. A lilac bush makes an ornamental natural decoration for a garden or yard, blooming with bright flowers and lush green leaves through most of the spring, summer and fall. The lilac is perhaps the most sought-after blooms to add a soft, yet pleasant scent to homes.

The genus is most closely related to Ligustrum (privet), classified with it in Oleaceae tribus Oleeae subtribus Ligustrinae. An entrance charge applies.

This plant has some cultivated varieties. Go to list of cultivars. I don't see any sign of fungus or loss of color in the leaves or any leaf drop. It produces large clusters of small creamy-white, fragrant flowers. Good resistance to … Lilac tree leaf close-up, click to enlarge