Get a jump on spring flowers with early blooming lilacs that flower about two to three weeks before common lilacs bloom. The pink-red buds of Marie Frances lilac open to a soft, pinkish-white beginning in late April to early May. Evangeline lilac’s extremely fragrant, pale purple blooms make the perfect early companion. Both these leading lilacs mature around 6 to 8 feet tall and wide, about half the size of common lilacs.
Lilac Basics for Beginners