Common Lilac

Syringa vulgaris 'Madame Lemoine'

Common Lilac - Syringa vulgaris  'Madame Lemoine'

Common Name: Common Lilac
Genus: Syringa
Species: vulgaris
Cultivar: 'Madame Lemoine'

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 interesting foliage, Has fragrant flowers/foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 7.00 m (700 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 7.00 m (700 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May & June

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Dense panicles of marvellously fragrant double white flowers in May and June and heart-shaped fresh-green leaves. This elegant white lilac is perfect for a sunny mixed or shrub border. Growing a late-summer flowering clematis through the branches is a good way of enhancing the shrub after it has flowered.

  • 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.

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