Syringa

Lilac. Well known for their incredible flower and scent. Lilacs can be grown as a bushy shrub or small tree. They will tolerate most soils and do particularly well on chalky soil. A sunny, sheltered site is best for maximum blooms.

Most are cultivars of the common lilac, Syringa vulgaris that originated in Eastern Europe. It has been the focus of plant breeders for many years and there are over 500 varieties in circulation.

There are some other delightful species available such as Syringa tomentella, Syringa josikea, Syringa meyeri and Syringa villosa. These mostly originate from China, Japan and Korea. Syringa reticulata, also known as Japanese Tree Lilac, has large cream panicles of flowers and is well worth planting.

  • Syringa vulgaris 'Madame Lemoine' 1

    Syringa vulgaris ‘Madame Lemoine’

    Lilac

    £59.00

    Highly fragrant, large double white flowers open from yellow buds. Height and spread after 10 years 3m x 2m.

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    Syringa vulgaris ‘Mrs Edward Harding’

    Lilac

    £59.00

    Dark green heart shaped leaves. Dense panicles of fragrant, deep purple red double flowers, fading to pink.

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  • Syringa vulgaris 'Sensation' 1

    Syringa vulgaris ‘Sensation’

    Lilac

    £59.00

    Large, fragrant, single, purplish red florets edged with white margins. Relatively loose habit.

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  • Syringa meyeri 'Palibin'

    Syringa meyeri ‘Palibin’

    Lilac

    £59.00

    Small shrub that produces a profusion of pretty lilac-pink flowers in May and June emerging from darker pink buds.

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  • Syringa 'Pink Perfume'

    Syringa ‘Pink Perfume’

    Lilac

    £81.00

    Panicles of sweetly scented pink flowers make an appearance in spring-summer and often return in summer-autumn.

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  • Syringa vulgaris 'Carpe Diem'®

    Syringa vulgaris ‘Carpe Diem’®

    Lilac

    £59.00

    Fragrant double lilac-pink/blue variety with glossy heart shaped leaves. Small tree or large shrub.

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  • Syringa vulgaris 'Beauty of Moscow' 2

    Syringa vulgaris ‘Beauty of Moscow’

    Lilac

    Discontinued

    Spreading habit, double white flowers from pale lavender tinted buds. An extremely fine and heavy bloomer.

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  • Syringa vulgaris 'Charles Joly' 1

    Syringa vulgaris ‘Charles Joly’

    Lilac

    Discontinued

    Single, dark, purple-red flowers, highly scented. Heart shaped mid-green foliage. After 10yrs 2.5m x 2m.

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  • Syringa vulgaris 'Katherine Havemeyer' 1

    Syringa vulgaris ‘Katherine Havemeyer’

    Lilac

    Out of stock

    Double purple-lavender flowers fading to lilac-pink. Highly fragrant. Height & spread after 10yrs 3m x 2m.

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  • Syringa vulgaris 'Primrose' 1

    Syringa vulgaris ‘Primrose’

    Lilac

    Out of stock

    Small panicles of fragrant, single pale primrose yellow fowers. Heart-shaped leaves. Height 8-12ft.

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  • Syringa vulgaris 'Souvenir de Louis Spaeth' 1

    Syringa vulgaris ‘Souvenir de Louis Spaeth’

    Lilac

    Out of stock

    Highly scented single wine red flowers in May. Popular and reliable. Height & spread after 10yrs 3m x 2m.

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    Syringa pekinensis ‘China Snow’

    Lilac

    Discontinued

    Attractive peeling, cinnamon brown bark once mature. Small, cream, fragrant flowers cover the tree in large clusters.

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