SYRINGA vulgaris 'Carpe Diem'

Commonly known as Lilac

A startling new introduction with pinkish-mauve semi-double flowers opening first a delicate light blue and then fading to light mauve
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Heart-shaped to ovate leaves to 10cm (4in) long
  • Shades of pink
    All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
    Pinkish mauve
  • Height
    4m (13ft)
  • Spread
    4m (13ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Branching, upright shrub.
  • 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

SYRINGA vulgaris 'Carpe Diem'

 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Will tolerate hard renovation pruning
    Pests & Diseases
    Leaf miners, thrips, lilac blight, honey fungus
    Place of origin
    Garden origin. Netherlands.
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
    Semi-double
    Two rows of petals with conspicuous stamens
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
    Slightly back from the sea with more shelter
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (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
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich
    Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
4m (13ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  4m (13ft)
 

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