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Lilac, Common

Syringa vulgaris

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Georges Jansoone, CC BY-SA 3.0

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  • Root Type/Plant Size

    Bare Root Transplant, 30-40cm (12-18ins) (Pre-order (Plants not dormant))

  • £2.79
Size / Type Price per item for
1+ 5+ 50+ 250+
Price per item for 1+ 5+ 50+ 250+
Tr 30-40cm
£2.79
£2.29
£2.12
£1.83
  • Plant Types & Availability - More information

    Tr = Bare Root Transplant

    All prices include VAT at 20%.

A large suckering deciduous shrub with green heart-shaped leaves which will make a colourful informal hedge, or can be grown as a specimen shrub or small tree. Masses of richly scented pale mauve flower heads in May, attractive to butterflies and other pollinating insects. Any fertile soil, full sun preferred but will tolerate partial shade. Syringa vulgaris is the wild lilac from which our modern named varieties have been selected.

HEDGE Trim back after flowering if necessary. For hedges 1.8 - 2.4m (6 - 8ft). Plant 90cm (3ft) apart.

TREE/SHRUB 6 x 3.7m (20 x 12ft) in 20 years, ultimate height 6m (20ft).

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Lilac, Common is available as:

Tr = Bare Root Transplant

Bare-Root Plants (Transplants)

Bare-root plants are sold without a pot/soil around the roots. This is a more cost effective and environmentally friendly way of growing plants. To ensure the best plant health we do not store our plants in cold storage, but they are left in our field or plant beds until they are ready for packing or collection.

Transplanted plants have been lifted from the ground and replanted. This encourages a better fibrous root system and makes the plant stronger and bushier.

Availability

Bare rooted plants are only available when the plants are dormant (typically from late November to March).

If a plant is currently out of stock because it is out of season (for example, bare rooted plants in summer) or we have sold out but we are expecting more to be available you can pre-order the plant. We only charge credit/debit cards when an order is despatched, not when an order is placed.

Planting Distances for planting as a Hedge

We recommend planting Lilac, Common in a single row 90cm/3ft apart.

To calculate the number of plants needed for a length of hedging, click on Planting Distance Calculator above.

Planting Guide & RootGrow

We recommend planting with RootGrow. The recommended amount for RootGrow for an order will be shown in your shopping basket.

We will send out a planting guide with your order, you also can find a guide to planting here.

    • SKU
      LILC
  • Native/Wildlife/Evergreen
    • Native
      No
    • Evergreen/Deciduous
      Deciduous
  • Soil and position
    • Suitable for any normal soil and position, and
      Suitable for Chalky Soil
  • Plant Height and Growth
    • Hedge Height
      1.8-2.4m (6-8ft)
    • Approx. Ultimate Height
      6m (20ft)
    • Average Growth per Year
      30cm (1ft)
  • Root Type/Plant Size
    • Root Type/Plant Size
      Bare Root Transplant, 30-40cm (12-18ins)
    • Potted/Bare Root
      Bare Root