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Perennial lilac shrubs are a favorite of home gardeners for their attractive blooms and fragrance. While they can be a bit finicky to grow, with the right care they will put on a show year after year. Use our guides below to find tips on how to grow and care for lilac flowers in your garden including species and cultivar selection, propagation, and pest and disease management. Happy gardening!

How to Identify and Treat 7 Common Lilac Diseases

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Lilacs are a garden favorite. The flowers smell lovely, and the plants are known for being tough and low-maintenance. But they aren’t totally immune to issues. When lilac diseases strike, they can spell disaster for your plants. Learn how to identify and address the seven most common lilac diseases in this guide.

How to Grow and Care for Lilac Bushes

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With gorgeous purple flowers and a sweet perfume, lilacs are a classic in the spring garden and easily cultivated throughout the landscape. New cultivars make it possible to enjoy these beautiful woody shrubs even in areas with mild winters! Read our guide now for all the details on how to grow lilacs.

How to Grow and Care for Japanese Tree Lilacs

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If you love lilac shrubs but haven’t tried growing a lilac tree before, now’s the time to plant a Japanese tree lilac in your yard. These lovely trees grow tall and produce cream-white flowers every spring. In this guide, you’ll learn how to grow and care for these elegant specimens. Read more now.

How to Grow Lilacs in Pots and Planters

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With generous panicles of beautiful, fragrant flowers, the allure of lilacs is powerful. If you don’t have the space for a mature, 30-foot specimen, a good option is to grow dwarf varieties in containers – a smart solution for decks, patios, and other small spaces. Learn how to grow lilacs in pots and planters here.

23 of the Best Lilac Varieties to Grow at Home

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If you love lilacs you may not know that there are a number of different types, in shades of pink, purple, and white. Some boast delicate blossoms while others dazzle with double petaled blooms. There are majestic tree types and compact shrubs suitable for container growing. Discover 23 of the best lilac varieties now.