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Syringa vulgaris - 'Madame Lemoine' (Lilac)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Syringa vulgaris Description

This deciduous shrub - much loved for its hardiness and ability to produce masses of creamy white flowers throughout early summer, all being heavily scented. This hardy and easy to grow large shrub is great for back of border / informal screen 3m X 2.5m.


Syringa vulgaris - Cultivation Notes

Lilac will flourish in any reasonable soil (even chalk) in full or part sun. It is very hardy, requiring little pruning. Cut back to 1m to rejuvenate old bushes. Plant in autumn / spring, remove flowers for 1st year.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Syringa vulgaris:
  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Scented blossom
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
Design & Plant Use for Syringa vulgaris:
  • Tall summer flowering shrub suitable for back of border planting
  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting
  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils

Common Missspellings: Siringa, Siringer, Syringer


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Syringa vulgaris - 'Madame Lemoine' (Lilac)

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