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Lilacs

The sight and smell of lilacs in bloom is an experience you won’t want to miss! Lilac bushes come in a many different shapes and sizes. They usually have dark green foliage, and their blossoms range from purple to white — and many colors in between. You can plant several in a row to create an attractive border, hedge or natural windbreak. Some varieties also attract an array of butterflies, bringing even more beauty to your space. Lilac plants can thrive in a wide range of climates, but their cold hardiness makes them especially well suited for northern regions. Lilacs will grace any garden with beauty and fragrance.

Enter your zip code to find your hardiness zone, see which trees and plants are best suited for your area, and learn your next ideal planting time.

Lilacs

Buyer's Guide

To ensure your growing success and satisfaction, there are a few things to consider when you buy a lilac plant.

Mature Size

Lilacs come in a range of sizes, from 4 to 12 feet tall and wide. So be sure to look at the mature size of the individual varieties to make sure you pick the right size lilac for your available space.

Zone Compatibility

Your climate plays an important role in whether a lilac plant will be successful. Before ordering a lilac, make sure its recommended hardiness zone range includes your area.

Shipping Information

Most of our lilac plants will be shipped to you as bare-root plants (without soil) to ensure good contact with your garden soil. These young trees arrive in a dormant (resting) state and will spring to life soon after planting.

Promise of Satisfaction

Since 1816, Stark Bro's has promised to please customers with the very best fruit trees and landscaping products, no matter what. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, let us know within a year of delivery and we will send you a free one-time replacement or a refund of the full purchase price.

Which option is best for me?

Bare-root Trees

Trees that are shipped without soil to ensure good contact with soil in your yard. When shipped, they are about 3-4' tall with 3/8" or larger trunk diameter. When they mature, they will be one of three sizes*:

Dwarf

Matures to be about 8-10' tall and wide. Provides an abundance of full-size fruit.

Semi-Dwarf

Matures to be about 12-15' tall and wide. Gives maximum fruit yield per square foot.

Standard

Matures to be about 15-25' tall and 20' wide. A multi-purpose fruit and shade tree.

Stark Supreme Tree®

Top-grade, bare-root trees that give you a head start on growing. When shipped, they are about 4-5' tall with 5/8" or larger trunk diameter.

EZ Start® Potted Trees

Trees in bottomless pots that allow some roots to be air pruned, so that a dense mass of productive, feeder roots can grow within the pot to make transplanting easier. Mature sizes vary. When shipped, they are about 1-2' tall.

Select EZ Start® Potted Trees

Top-grade, potted trees chosen to give you a head start on growing. When shipped to you, they are about 3-4' tall.

*Tree sizes may vary by variety. See our Growing Guide for details.