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Lilac in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Syringa

 

Lilac

Lilacs are medium to large deciduous shrubs that are hardy, easy to grow, and low maintenance. They usually grow from 1.6m to 5m tall, depending on the variety. The fragrant flowers are attractive to butterflies.

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plant Features
  • Lilac likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Lilac likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Lilac is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Lilac likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
Similar plants are available to buy from 5 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Lilac

Latin name

Syringa

type

Flowering shrubs or trees

family

Oleaceae

ph

6.5 - 7.2 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Lilac likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Lilac is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Lilac likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Lilac likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Lilac is 4.00meters x 5.00meters 4.00 M 5.00 M

Syringa

Lilacs are medium to large deciduous shrubs that are hardy, easy to grow, and low maintenance. They usually grow from 1.6m to 5m tall, depending on the variety. The fragrant flowers are attractive to butterflies.


Propagating by cuttings

From Early Spring TO Early Summer

Take soft wood cuttings in spring to early summer. Cleanly cut up to a 10cm long stems, remove lower leaves and pinch the tip out, dip the stem into rooting hormone, fill a container/pot with suitable compost, make holes around the edge of it and plant the cuttings, water in well, cover with a polythene bag and place somewhere warm, lake the bag off twice a week to air the cuttings. Keep the cuttings moist until well rooted.Harden off when well rooted and pot on into individual pots increasing the airing to let the leaves to develop. Remove rotten, dying or dead cuttings regularly.

 

Planting

From Early Autumn TO Early Autumn

Lilacs thrive the best when they are in rich soil. Be sure that the soil you plant the lilac in isn't too wet as they do not bloom with too much water.

 

Flowering

From Late Spring TO Mid Summer

Lilacs usually flower in late Spring to early or mid Summer

 
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