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  • common lilac
  • Eventual height: 5m
  • Eventual spread: 3m

Syringa vulgaris 'Sensation'

common lilac

RHS award of garden merit £19.99
Pot size 3 litre pot
3 litre pot
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil
  • Rate of Growth: average
  • Flowering period: May and June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The single, rich purple-red flowers of this rare lilac have a distict white edge to each petal creating a beautiful bi-colour effect. They are highly fragrant and appear in great trusses in late spring when they will fill the air with their sweet scent. Ideal for wildlife-friendly gardens, these much-loved shrubs can also be trained to form small trees.

  • Garden care: In mid summer remove the faded flower heads carefully using secateurs to avoid damaging the young shoots. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in early spring.
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