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Lilac

Syringa vulgaris 'Président Grévy'

A consistently reliable, trouble-free variety with violet blue double nectar rich, fragrant flowers that are loved by butterflies.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested

Propagation

Cuttings
Take softwood cuttings in mid summer.
Notes
This shrub cam also be propagated by Budding & Grafting.

Special features

Geography

Origin
France, Europe

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Alkaline, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Notes
A well loved specimen shrub for cottage garden borders that requires little maintenance.

Personality

Family
Oleaceae
Flower colour
Purples
Scent
Strong

Problems

Can also suffer from Lilac blight
Leaf miners
Leaf miners

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