Syringa vulgaris 'Souvenir de Louis Spaeth'
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