Lilacs (Syringa) are flowering shrubs and small trees that produce fragrant white, pink, and purple flowers. Because some varieties of lilacs can grow to between ten and thirty feet tall, cutting back lilac bushes is essential for maintaining a healthy plant and beautiful garden. This article offers tips on why, when, how frequently, and how to prune lilac bushes and trees. via @ParentingPatch
Genus: S. nipponica 'Snowmound', Zones: 3 to Expert says: "The tiny cascading summer blossoms are spectacular. But the wild waterfall-like shape of the stems gives great 'fill' to landscapes year-round.
Hakea laurina (Pin-cushion Hakea) is one of the most beautiful native plants of south-western Australia. In Italy and America its uses include street and hedge planting. by David Lade, via ShutterStock