common lilac – syringa vulgaris

27 Apr

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This shrub looks a little lopsided; it was damaged in the last major snowfall and will need to be pruned back a bit after the flowers have all faded.  It is located at the end of the driveway near the garage.  Its flowers have a nice, though fairly mild, fragrance.  The plant’s primary attractions are its size (about 10′ tall and 5′ wide) and large flowers, which make it easily visible from the street, although you really need to take a close look to really appreciate the beauty of the flowers (click on an image to see a screen-size version).

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