Syringa (lilac) is loved for its wonderful fragrance and glorious, showy blooms. Lilacs are a good match for our north county climate as the low winter temperatures encourage blooming. In the south county, grow the Descanso hybrids such as ‘Lavender Lady’ and ‘Angel White’ which have been bred for warmer climates. An unusual and charming lilac, a Korean type, is ‘Miss Kim’. This plant reaches only five to six feet, the flowers are more delicate and tend to bloom later. Lilacs do best with full sun and regular water. Prune right after blooming to ensure flowers for the next season..