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Botanical Name:
Syringa - assorted
Common Name:
Lilac
Description:
Deciduous medium to tall shrub. Fragrant flowers appear in abundance in Spring. Prefers good, rich soil in cooler districts. Tolerant of lime, resents acid soils. Varieties grown are Congo (dark purple), Cora Brandt (double white),Katherine Havemeyer (mauve/blue) and Clarkes Giant (purple buds opening to lavender/blue).
Tree categories:
Heritage tree
Autumn colour
Evergreen Tree
Flowering/Ornamental
Shade tree
Narrow spaces
Hedge & Screening
Driveways & Avenues
Street tree
Drought resistant
Coastal
Courtyard & Pots
Wind Hardy
Frost hardy
Full/part sun
Full shade
Water tolerant
Summer foliage color:
Growth rate:
Moderate
Size:
Small
Max. Height:
3 Metres
Max. Canopy:
23 Metres
Climate:
Cool to cold
Soil:
Deep, moist, tolerant of alkaline soils
Pruning:
Not necessary unless old or unshapely plants need renewing by cutting back hard.