Leaves: Simple, opposite, smooth-margined.
Buds: Large, stubby ,pointed, divergent from the twig, green to reddish brown, usually two buds at the tip
Twigs: Stout, reddish brown
Fruit: Small, woody capsule liberating two or more seeds in the fall.
The Shrub: Planted as an ornamental and shelterbelt shrub.
Flower: late May- fragrant lavendar-purple flowers
Wildlife Value: Good source of cover and nectar for butterflies and bees.
|Bark of the Lilac tree- Gray --------Entire shrub shown above||Small Woody Capsule - containing 2 or more seeds per capsule in the fall|