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SYRINGA sweginzowii

Commonly known as Chengtu lilac

Pink flowers with spicy fragrance in late spring, early summer

  • Deciduous - elliptic-oblong to lance-shaped leaves to 10cm (4in) long.
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
  • Height - 4m (13ft)
  • Spread - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Tall Shrub - upright shrub with red-purple shoots. Produces flowers in upright panicles to 20cm (8in) 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 - southwestern China
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - humus-rich
  • Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
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4m (13ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2.5m (8ft)
 

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