Syringa vulgaris 'Katherine Havemeyer'
Description: An upright medium-sized deciduous shrub becoming spreading with age, with mid-green, heart-shaped leaves. Large dense bunches of highly fragrant double purple-lavender flowers in May, fade to lilac-pink in mid-summer.
History: 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