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SYRINGA prestoniae 'Minuet'

Commonly known as Lilac

A compact and mounded but highly floriferous variety with pink buds opening to paler pink
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - oval, dark-green leaves to 15cm (6in) long.
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
  • Height - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Spread - 2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - slow-growing, dense, rounded form. Exceptionally profuse flowering in large, erect to nodding panicles, 10-16cm (4-6in) long.
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - leaf miners, thrips, willow scale, lilac blight, honey fungus.
  • Place of origin - garden origin. Cross between S. reflexa and S. villosa
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf margin - Entire - see photos above
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich
  • Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Rabbit Resistant
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2.5m (8ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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