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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
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Bush £25.00 each 
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Any 3+ for £23.00 each

Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2021
plant size comparison icon 3 - 5 Litre
  • 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
  • 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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