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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.

  • 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

Buy Varieties of SYRINGA

SYRINGA emodii 'Aureovariegata'

SYRINGA emodii 'Aureovariegata'  >

Commonly known as: Himalayan lilac.
Attractive yellow leaves with green centres are the key feature of this Himalayan lilac. Flowers pale lilac in bud fading to white in long panicles
£25.00 each
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SYRINGA meyeri 'Palibin'   AWARD

SYRINGA meyeri 'Palibin'  >

Commonly known as: Korean lilac.
Slow growing compact variety with panicles of pink-mauve flowers in profusion from an early age
£17.50 each

SYRINGA microphylla 'Superba'   AWARD

SYRINGA microphylla 'Superba'  >

Commonly known as: Daphne lilac.
Dainty scented lilac flowers borne in profusion
£17.50 each

SYRINGA pinnatifolia

SYRINGA pinnatifolia  >

Commonly known as: 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
£17.50 each

SYRINGA prestoniae 'Minuet'

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Commonly known as: Lilac.
A compact and mounded but highly floriferous variety with pink buds opening to paler pink
£25.00 each

SYRINGA sweginzowii

SYRINGA sweginzowii  >

Commonly known as: Chengtu lilac.
Pink flowers with spicy fragrance in late spring, early summer
£15.50 each

SYRINGA vulgaris 'Carpe Diem'

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
Multibuy Any 3+ for £22.50 each
Bush £25.00 each

SYRINGA vulgaris 'Charles Joly'  AWARD

SYRINGA vulgaris 'Charles Joly'  >

Commonly known as: Lilac.
Double red-purple
Multibuy Any 3+ for £22.50 each
Bush £25.00 each

SYRINGA vulgaris 'Katherine Havemeyer'  AWARD

SYRINGA vulgaris 'Katherine Havemeyer'  >

Commonly known as: Lilac.
Double lavender-blue flowers from purple buds
Multibuy Any 3+ for £22.50 each
Bush £25.00 each

SYRINGA vulgaris 'Madame Lemoine'  AWARD

SYRINGA vulgaris 'Madame Lemoine'  >

Commonly known as: Lilac.
Double white
Multibuy Any 3+ for £22.50 each
Bush £25.00 each

SYRINGA vulgaris 'Michel Buchner'

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Commonly known as: Lilac.
Double mauve
Multibuy Any 3+ for £22.50 each
Bush £25.00 each

SYRINGA vulgaris 'Primrose'  AWARD

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Commonly known as: Lilac.
Single pale yellow
Multibuy Any 3+ for £22.50 each
Bush £25.00 each

SYRINGA vulgaris 'Sensation'  AWARD

SYRINGA vulgaris 'Sensation'  >

Commonly known as: Lilac.
Prominent white edging to the reddish-purple flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ for £22.50 each
Bush £25.00 each

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