Lilac Tree in 2 Varieties - Hardy plant

Syringa vulgaris

Lilac Tree in 2 Varieties - Hardy plant

Syringa vulgaris
A lovely collection of white lilac (Syringa vulgaris 'Mme. Lemoine') and purple lilac (Syringa vulgaris 'Andenken an Ludwig Späth'). Lilacs produce the most deliciously scented flowers in the spring! These sturdy lilacs require little or no maintenance and the flowers look just so beautiful in a vase. A lilac shrub is a must for everyone to have in their garden!

If you buy deciduous shrubs in autumn they might not be looking quite as beautiful as usual. The big benefit of planting shrubs in autumn is that by spring they will be well rooted in the garden and ready to burst into growth.
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Lilac Tree in 2 Varieties - Hardy plant
Latin name: Syringa vulgaris
Delivery type: Supplied as container plant
Guarantee: 6 months growth and flowering guarantee
Color: Purple,White
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow
Green stayer: No
Leafs all year: No
Hardy plants: Yes
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Naturalizing: No
Scented: Deliciously Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: Yes
Flowering: April - June
Growing Height: 150 - 250 cm
Planting distance: 150 - 200 cm

Make sure the root ball of Syringa vulgaris is well-moistened by soaking it in a bucket of lukewarm water before planting. Prepare a large hole in humus-rich soil and loosen the soil. Plant the root ball of the lilac at the right depth in the hole - the top of the root ball should be slightly below ground level. Fill the hole with soil, press firmly down and water immediately after planting. Place this shrub in a sheltered spot with full sun or light shade.

Lilac makes a great pot plant

Syringa vulgaris thrives well in a large planter too - 'large' to prevent the shrub from falling over. The planter must have adequate drainage and have a layer of potsherds on the bottom, or some clay pellets. Plant the well-drenched lilac root ball in the pot, fill with potting compost and water immediately.


Water your Lilac regularly, especially when grown in a pot, as it doesn't like dry soil. In fact, water it more often during dry periods. Cover the soil around the bush with a layer of compost and fertilise it in early spring.

Pruning Lilac

After flowering you can prune the branches of the Syringa vulgaris but leave its young side shoots to bloom the next spring. Remove suckers growing up from the roots. Unpruned, Lilacs grow to 3 or 4 metres tall over several years but it does respond well to pruning and it is easy to keep it at around 2 metres. This makes this Lilac suitable for the smaller garden too.


The very popular lilac blooms May-June. The purple and white flower clusters of Syringa vulgaris exude a wonderful fragrance. This lilac grows wild within many parts of southern Europe. Did you know that the lilac tree belongs to the Olive family?

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