SYRINGA

Commonly known as Lilac

All Flower MAY-JUN

The epitome of the English garden, not just in old vicarages, in thousands of old cottage gardens in May the lilac is in bloom.

Genus of about 20 species of deciduous trees and shrubs from woodland and scrub from southeastern Europe to eastern Asia. Tubular flowers are attractive to long-tongued insects.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Tall Shrub
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Grown for, usually, very fragrant small tubular flowers in pyramidal or conical clusters. Deadhead newly-planted lilacs before fruit forms. Prompt deadheading thereafter produces more blooms. S. vulgaris will tolerate hard renovation pruning.
    Pests & Diseases
    Lilac blight, honey fungus, leaf miners, thrips
    Place of origin
    Southeastern Europe to eastern Asia
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    S. emodi has unpleasant scent. S. vulgaris is very fragrant..
  • Soil Conditions
    Alkaline / Chalk loving
    Fertile well drained soil
    Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
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SYRINGA meyeri 'Palibin'

SYRINGA meyeri 'Palibin'

Korean lilac

slow growing compact variety with panicles of pink-mauve flowers in profusion from an early age

 
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SYRINGA microphylla 'Superba'

SYRINGA microphylla 'Superba'

Daphne lilac

dainty scented lilac flowers borne in profusion

 
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SYRINGA pinnatifolia

SYRINGA pinnatifolia

Lilac

a very unusual species which deserves to be more widely known if only because it looks so unlike a lilac. White or lavender tinted flowers in small panicles in May and long pinnate leaves with 7-11 leaflets

 
£20.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
SYRINGA prestoniae 'Minuet'

SYRINGA prestoniae 'Minuet'

Lilac

a compact and mounded but highly floriferous variety with pink buds opening to paler pink

 
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SYRINGA vulgaris 'Carpe Diem'

SYRINGA vulgaris 'Carpe Diem'

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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SYRINGA vulgaris 'Charles Joly'

SYRINGA vulgaris 'Charles Joly'

Lilac

double red-purple

 
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SYRINGA vulgaris 'Katherine Havemeyer'

SYRINGA vulgaris 'Katherine Havemeyer'

Lilac

double lavender-blue flowers from purple buds

 
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SYRINGA vulgaris 'Madame Antoine Buchner'

SYRINGA vulgaris 'Madame Antoine Buchner'

Lilac

deep red buds opening to pale pink double flowers with strong sweet fragrance

 
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SYRINGA vulgaris 'Madame Lemoine'

SYRINGA vulgaris 'Madame Lemoine'

Lilac

double white

 
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£27.50 each 
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SYRINGA vulgaris 'Michel Buchner'

SYRINGA vulgaris 'Michel Buchner'

Lilac

double mauve

 
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SYRINGA vulgaris 'Primrose'

SYRINGA vulgaris 'Primrose'

Lilac

single pale yellow

 
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SYRINGA vulgaris 'Sensation'

SYRINGA vulgaris 'Sensation'

Lilac

prominent white edging to the reddish-purple flowers

 
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£27.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

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