Syringa Lilac (Please Specify Color) (3 Gallon Container)
"Syringa (Lilac) is a genus of about 20–25 species of flowering woody
plants in the olive family (Oleaceae), native to woodland and scrub from
southeastern Europe to eastern Asia, and widely and commonly
cultivated in temperate areas elsewhere.
They are deciduous shrubs or small trees, ranging in size from 2 to 10
metres (6 ft 7 in to 32 ft 10 in) tall, with stems up to 20 to 30
centimetres (7.9 to 12 in) diameter. The leaves are opposite
(occasionally in whorls of three) in arrangement, and their shape is
simple and heart-shaped to broad lanceolate in most species, but
pinnate in a few species (e.g. S. protolaciniata, S. pinnatifolia). The
flowers are produced in spring, each flower being 5 to 10 millimetres
(0.20 to 0.39 in) in diameter with a four-lobed corolla, the corolla tube
narrow, 5 to 20 millimetres (0.20 to 0.79 in) long; they are bisexual,
with fertile stamens and stigma in each flower. The usual flower colour is
a shade of purple (often a light purple or lilac), but white, pale yellow
and pink, and even a dark burgundy color are also found. The flowers
grow in large panicles, and in several species have a strong fragrance.
Flowering varies between mid spring to early summer, depending on the
species. The fruit is a dry, brown capsule, splitting in two at maturity to
release the two winged seeds."