Lilac Tree Reviews
Description:Deciduous trees that bloom mid to late spring producing lavendar coloured flowers, although white and pale pink are also found. They originate from East Asia and South East Europe.
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by - written on 21/05/08 (Very useful, 1830 readings)
Syringa vulgaris is known as lilac to its friends, of whom there are many. Latin names may be useful descriptors but they lack poetry, don't they? "Syringa", I learned in the course of preparing this review, is from the Latin meaning "pipe" or "reed" and was so called because the wood was used to make pipe stems. "Vulgaris", in plant parlance, would translate as "common", but it carries undertones of nasty and tasteless. The lilac is certainly neither of those things, but it is common, in the sense of widespread, in the UK. Judging by the number of "Avenue des Lilas" I have driven past in France it is ... Read the complete review