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2-5 in. long, 1 ½ -3 in. wide. Broadly ovate, almost heart-shaped; simple; dark green.
Showy clusters 6-8 in. long. very fragrant. purple to lavender-lilac, some are white.
Reddish; opposite side buds
Gray to gray-brown. Smooth but finely shreddy when large.
Height of 12-15 ft
Spread of 12 -18 in
Lilacs grow in much of the United States and Canada, from Zones 3 to 7. Not native in Vermont.
Very popular and widely cultivated. Brought to the United States in the 1750s. Lilac bushes can live for hundreds of years.