Spring is natures way of saying "Lets Party" - Robin Williams
There have been lilacs in Maine for over three centuries. The British introduced them to New England. They originally came from Asia via Turkey. The Lilac shrub/tree can live for over 100 years and are quite hardy. The common lilac in Maine is the purpler Syringa vulgaris.
On east side of Ogunquit Beach Inn, a forest of lilac bushes stands up to 12 feet tall. The flowers are so heavy that they hang down from the tree.