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Syringa vul Souvenir de Louis Spaeth
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Syringa vulgaris 'Souvenir de Louis Spaeth'

Lilac

Syn : Syringa vulgaris 'Andenken an Ludwig Spath'

Description: A spreading medium-sized deciduous shrub with dark green, heart-shaped leaves. Narrow panicles of single pure wine red flowers are borne on compact stems. A consistently reliable, trouble-free variety with nectar rich, fragrant flowers that are loved by butterflies.

History: Bred at the famous Spaeth nursery in Berlin. In cultivation since 1883. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Syringa Growing Tips: Easy to grow in most well-drained, fertile, humus-rich alkaline to neutral soils. Thrives in chalky ground and appreciates mulching when planted in full sun

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 3m x 2m

General attributes

Award-winning Award-winning
Text Green Foliage
Text Bushy

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Flowering month - May Flowering month - May
Scented flowers Scented flowers
Chalk tolerant Chalk tolerant
Needs full sun Needs full sun
Replacement prune Replacement prune