Syringa vulgaris 'Madame Lemoine'
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil
- Rate of Growth: average
- Flowering period: May and June
- Flowers: white
- Other features: heart shaped, dark green leaves
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- 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.
Dense panicles of marvellously fragrant, double white flowers in May and June and heart-shaped, fresh-green leaves. This elegant white lilac is perfect for a sunny mixed or shrub border. Growing a late-summer flowering clematis through the branches is a good way of enhancing the shrub after it has flowered.
June is a time to relax and enjoy your garden, but there are still some early flowering shrubs that will need pruning if they are to produce the best possible displays year after year. A few shrubs can also be trained into unusual and attractive standardsRead full article