Syringa pubescens subsp. microphylla 'Superba'

12lt pot (1-1.25m) £89.99
available to order from midsummer
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Buy Syringa pubescens subsp. microphylla 'Superba' lilac Superba: Masses of fragrant flowers

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: April to May, then off and on to October
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Wonderfully fragrant clusters of rose pink flowers borne at the end of slender branches from mid to late spring and intermittently until autumn, and oval, mid-green leaves. This pretty, deciduous shrub is perfect for a sunny border. It makes a great informal, flowering hedge and, where space is limited, may be trained as a wall shrub.

  • 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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Filled in a gap in a border adjoining the patio, where its delicate blooms and scent can be easily appreciated. It also helps to screen a fence but doesn't crowd out the plants on either side, or the planting near its base.




A lovely plant


SO far so good. My only comment is I can smell nothing, but it is east Scotland, and it is cold here.


East Scotland



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What height and spread is this when it is delivered?


Hello, These are sold in a 12-litre pot and will be around 80 - 100cm in height.


Could this lilac be kept in a large pot?


Hello, Yes, provided the pot is large and the plant is kept well fed and watered, it should be fine.


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