- Name also: Common Lilac
- Family: Olive Family – Oleaceae
- Growing form and height: Shrub or small tree, 5–8 m, root sprouts common.
- Flowering time: June in southern Finland, July in northern Finland.
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Other quite common lilac species in Finland are: Hungarian lilac (Syringa josikaea) and Syringa x henryi (Finnish species name: puistosyreeni ‘park lilac’).