To buy, sell or swap plants with other growers near you and use our full service please log in or sign up free.

Syringa Genus

Lilac

Sell/swap a plant
in this genus

List here any Syringa plant not found in the Plant Finder

Syringa | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019Syringa | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019Syringa | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019Syringa | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Syringa genus (Lilac). There are about 20 species of deciduous shrubs and trees, which are grown for their arching panicles of small, very fragrant blooms. They will bloom from mid-spring in shades of pale yellow, white, pinks, and purples. The leaves are grown in an opposite form.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrants

Origin

E. Asia, S.E Europe

Interest and use

Grown for their dense panicles of fragrant, small, tubular, bee and butterfly attracting flowers.

Cultivation

They are fully hardy and will need full sun with deep fertile, well drained, preferably alkaline soil in sun or light shade.

Propagation

You can propagate by simple layering, by suckering, by seed or by softwood cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaf miners, leaf spot and lilac blight may be troublesome.

Search or browse our Glossary of 3,000+ botanical and plant-related terms


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


Syringa posts

To view Syringa plants offered near you, enter your postcode or log in.

Get started & find out why

Posts of the WeekPosts & Events

Open your garden for Thrive
Rhubarb

“It’s not just gardening,
it makes us healthier and happier”

Production v5.9.2 (00577d2)