Lilacs are very hardy here. They can tolerate cold winters and hot summers and they are waterwise; they only need supplemental water during the hottest parts of summer - a deep watering every 10 days or so, from mid-June through August.
There are many varieties of lilacs available at local garden centers. They range in size from miniature (3 or 4 feet tall) to large (6 to 10 feet tall). The flowers can be white, pink, blue, light purple or dark purple.
Lilacs make an excellent addition to a waterwise landscape where height or a hedge is needed. It is important to prune Lilacs correctly - not shearing or topping, but cutting out old canes from the base of the shrub. Here is a link to an article about Lilacs from Utah State University.
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