Daphne lilac

Syringa pubescens subsp. microphylla 'Superba'

Daphne lilac - Syringa pubescens subsp. microphylla  'Superba'

Common Name: Daphne lilac
Genus: Syringa
Species: pubescens subsp. microphylla
Cultivar: 'Superba'

This plant gets its genus name from the Greek syrinx for musical pipe as the stems of this plant are hollow and were used to make musical pipes in antiquity.

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Makes a good hedge

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 6.00 m (600 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 6.00 m (600 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: April & May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Wonderfully fragrant clusters of rose pink flowers borne at the end of slender branches from mid to late spring and intermittently until autumn and oval mid-green leaves. This pretty deciduous shrub is perfect for a sunny border. It makes a great informal flowering hedge and where space is limited may be trained as a wall shrub.

  • Garden care: In mid summer remove the faded flower heads carefully using secateurs to avoid damaging the young shoots. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in early spring.

  • Goes well with: Myrtus communis, Lavandula x intermedia 'Dutch Group', Rosmarinus officinalis 'Miss Jessop's Upright', Petrovskia atriplicifolia, Iris reticulata, Clematis viticella 'Purpurea Plena Elegans'.

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