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Common Purple Lilac Live Bare Root (Bag of 1)

  • Bare Root Size: 2yr
  • Hardiness Zone: 3 to 7
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun
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Garden State Bulb Common Lilac Bare Roots come directly from our farms and growers in the US. When planted, Lilacs are a fragrant shrub with lavender flower clusters that will fill your garden with sweet fragrance for weeks, These beauties also grow up to 15 ft. tall, making them a perfect focal point or privacy barrier for any entryway or garden, Please note, lilac plants need time to grow before they start flowering. Most plants will start blooming after 2 - years, but some may take as long as 3 to 4 years to reach maturity.


  • Bare root size: 2yr
  • Hardiness zone: 3 to 7
  • Light requirements: full sun
  • Includes bag of 1 common lilac bare root, temperature controlled and shipped with care
  • Easy to grow, attracts butterflies, disease resistant, deer resistant, good for cut flowers
  • Beautiful, large and fragrant blooms reach full size in only 2 to 4 years
  • Lilacs are very cold hardy and grow best in full sun with moist, well drained soil
  • Maturity height: 10 ft. to 12 ft. tall
  • 1. Plant lilacs in the spring after the ground has thawed and there is no longer danger of frost.2. Choose a location with well-drained soil that receives full sun. Loosen soil prior to planting.3. Remove plant from packaging and lightly loosen the bottom of the root ball to release the roots. Dig a hole in loosened soil as deep as the roots and about twice as wide. Be sure the hole is large enough to encompass the roots without bending them.4. Place plant in hole with the roots down and the crown/top of the roots about 1" below soil surface. Space plants 8-10' apart.5. Cover with soil and water well so that the soil settles. Keep soil moist during periods of dry weather but do not overwater.
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Mature Height (in.)

120 in.

Mature Width (in.)

96 in.


Additional Characteristics

Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Disease Resistant, Privacy

Annual / Perennial


Average Shipping Height (in.)

8 in

Best Time to Plant


Bloom Season

Spring, Summer

Blossom Color Family


Botanical Name

Syringa vulgaris

Common Name Family


Container Size

24 Inches

Container Type


Evergreen or Deciduous




Growth Habit


Hardiness Zone

3 (-40 to -30 F),4 (-30 to -20 F),5 (-20 to -10 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F)

Mature Height (ft.)


Mature Shrub Height Range (Ft.)

10-11 Ft.

Number of plants included (Pack-Size)


Optimal Soil Condition


Pet Friendly

Safe for Cats, Safe for Dogs

Recommended Space Between Plantings (in.)




Sun Tolerance

Full Sun

Water Requirements

Once a week

Wildlife Attracted


Wildlife Deterred


Questions & Answers

Q:Should they be planted in bunches or spaced out? If so how far? Thank you
by|Jun 6, 2024
1 Answer
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A:  Lilac roots tend to grow twice to three times the width of the plant, so you're better spacing them out so they don't compete. They can also ruin foundations, so you want to make sure they are at least 12 feet away from the edge of the house. So you can group them, just give them appropriate root space. If you are aiming for a hedge of lilacs, plant them (specifically common lilac) at least five feet apart. They will grow into each other, but not harm each other. This way you can create a privacy screen with them in summer.

by|Jun 10, 2024
    Q:What is the guarantee warranty on these?
    by|Jun 4, 2024
    1 Answer
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    A:  There is a 1 year limited manufacturer warranty on these. Please reach out to us directly if needed. Thank you and happy gardening!

    by|Jun 5, 2024
      Q:How far from the house foundation can this be planted?
      by|Jun 2, 2024
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      A:  You want to plant at least 12 feet away from the foundation of the house to prevent any possible damage or foundation issues with a lilac. Lilac roots will generally grow one and a half times the width of the shrub, so maintaining this distance is vital to keep the foundation from receiving an damage.

      by|Jun 3, 2024
        Q:Are these plants neonicotinoid free?
        by|May 16, 2024
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        A:  Thank you for your inquiry about the Common Purple Lilac Live Bare Root. Please be aware that these plants may be treated with neonicotinoids or other systemic insecticides to keep pests away from roots. If avoiding neonicotinoids is important to you, we recommend considering certified organic options to ensure your plants are free from these chemicals.

        by|May 22, 2024
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          dead on arrival
          Plant arrved. Horrible sate didn’t survive i wanr replaced
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            bare root lilac
            The top of the plant has no bark on it and the tip is discolored could be dead or dying. Will plant and monitor and update you if the plant does not live
            Response from Garden State BulbMay 16, 2024
            Bare roots for planting may seem lifeless, but they're actually just dormant, conserving energy to survive harsh conditions like winter. Once planted and conditions improve, they'll awaken and start growing again. With the onset of warmer temperatures and adequate moisture, the roots will begin to awaken from dormancy, initiating new growth and eventually producing leaves, and flowers. We understand your concern and want to ensure you have a successful gardening experience. If you have any questions or need assistance with planting or caring for your lilacs, please don't hesitate to contact our customer service team. We're here to help and want to make sure you enjoy beautiful, thriving plants. Thank you for choosing Garden State Bulb, and we appreciate the opportunity to assist you. GardenStateBulb
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              Arrived well packaged. Planted and are already showing green leafy grow.
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              It was great the first week, providing a new bud. Then it just died without warning. I don’t think I did anything wrong, but you can never tell with plants.
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              For the price the plants were very small, only 6 inches long. I will not buy from them again. I don’t think they will live if they were even allowed be when I got them.
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              The plant was received in good condition! Planted it a few days after it arrived. Within a couple of days there were green shoots! It is filling out at a good pace. Very healthy, and must be happy in its new home. :)
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              Fabulous product. Great packaging. Items arrived in beautiful condition!!
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              So far they are growing like crazy !!! The one was broke off the top but is doing fine now! very easy to plant and great directions thank you
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