The Lilac (Syringa chinensis ‘Saugeana’) is a small flowering tree in the Oleaceae family of olive plants.
It is native to temperate areas in Europe and Asia.
The Lilac – ‘Saugeana’ grows to 2-10 metres (6-32 feet) tall.
The flowers are usually a light shade of purple, but can also be white, pale yellow, pink, and burgundy. The fruit is a dry, brown capsule that splits in two when it is mature to release two winged seeds.
It blooms in spring to early summer.
Photographed in the Botanical Garden, Paris, April 2021.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls