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  • Eventual height: 4m
  • Eventual spread: 4m

Syringa vulgaris 'Katherine Havemeyer'

common lilac

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
2 litre pot £24.99
£24.99
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This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May to June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Dense clusters of wonderfully scented, double, lavender blue flowers from purple buds in May and June and heart-shaped, mid-green leaves. This pretty, spreading lilac makes an excellent backdrop for a sunny, mixed or shrub border. Mulch each year in early spring and avoid pruning young plants, except to remove unproductive or diseased wood.

  • 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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