New Age White Lilac Is a Fresh Update on a Classic Shrub

Fill tiny spots in your yard with New Age White Lilac. Pollinators will love this fragrant, beautiful flowering shrub!

New Age White Lilac Benefits

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New Age White Lilac

If you’re a lilac enthusiast with small outdoor spaces that get full sun, it’s time to rejoice! The New Age White lilac cultivar is officially here as a more compact version of a beloved garden standard.

Praised for its pleasant aroma and ability to thrive in smaller garden spaces, you’ll want to breathe deep and take in the intoxicating scent of this white lilac. Its clusters of bright white blooms certainly put on a show during spring. Like other types of lilacs, you can cut the blooms and they’ll do well in arrangements

Follow these expert tips for how and when to prune lilacs.

Compared to the common white lilac (Syringa vulgaris var. alba), which can reach 10 to 12 feet high and wide, the New Age White cultivar tops out around 4 to 5 feet tall and wide.

As an extra perk for gardeners, New Age is noted for being resistant to mildew

Like the look of this petite plant? You’ll also love these 15 beautiful white flowering shrubs.

Care and Growing Tips

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This lilac fits in small spaces.
  • Common Name: New Age White Lilac
  • Scientific Name: Syringa vulgarisG13103’
  • Zones: 4 to 7
  • Size: 4 to 5 feet tall and wide
  • Light Needs: Full sun
  • Attracts: Birds, butterflies and bees

Grow this small shrub as a main focal point in a sunny spot with well-draining soil or in a large container.  Wildlife will love to visit this plant, so pick a spot where you can watch pollinators fluttering by.

Check out 10 dwarf flowering shrubs that are perfect for growing in containers.

To encourage a robust return of flowers year after year, be sure to prune your lilac soon after flowers fade.

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Molly Jasinski
Molly Jasinski is an editor, writer and social media manager for Birds & Blooms. She’s been with the magazine since 2019 and with Trusted Media Brands since 2012. She brings more than 10 years of editorial experience to Birds & Blooms and has a bachelor’s degree in print journalism. In her role, Molly works closely with bird experts Kenn and Kimberly Kaufman and gardening expert Melinda Myers, in addition to the Birds & Blooms freelance writers. Molly was featured in a May 2023 episode of The Thing With Feathers birdwatching podcast. She's a member of the nonprofit Friends of Wehr Nature Center in Franklin, Wisconsin, a popular location for birdwatching in southeastern Wisconsin. She goes out birding often and is still hoping to spot a tufted titmouse in the near future.