A spring flowering shrub found in many gardens across the UK, well-known for its abundance of colourful flowers or blooms, and sweet scent.
Lilac (syringa vulgaris) is a hardy shrub and will tolerate cold winds and frost. It is ideal for planting in well drained poor limestone or chalky (alkaline) soils, in full sun or partial shade.
- Group: Oleaceae (Olive family).
- Position: Full Sun
- Colour: Purple
- Flowering time: Mid April/Mid June
- Type: Hardy.
- Soil Type: Alkaline
- Height around: 700cm.
- Width: 700cm
- Great for: Cottage garden, wildlife garden, Scented Garden
Other known varieties:
There many cultivar varieties available, and a great choice of colours, from pure white, pinks, purple and blue with single or double blooms, some popular names include :- ‘Katherine Havemeyer’, ‘Bloomerang Pink Perfume’ and ‘Sensation’.
Photographed :- 14th April 2011