The Lilac (Syringa L.) comes from the Oleaceae family. They are often wrongly called “elders” since this term refers to the plants from the Sambucus genus. Lilacs usually grow into broadly branched shrubs or small trees. Their blooming time (depending on a variety) falls from April till June. They are soil tolerant and grow best and bloom profusely in a sunny position but in half shade they also do well. Lilacs are also cold hardy and drought tolerant.