Lilac provokes such nostalgic romantic feelings in many gardeners! This lovely large-size lilac is relatively drought tolerant, vigorous, enjoys the sunshine, and bursts into blossom each spring with fragrant flowerheads of pale pastel purple.
DESCRIPTION: Hardy large fast-growing deciduous shrub or small tree with very fragrant pale lilac-mauve flowers in late spring. Dark green leaves colour to gold in autumn before falling. USE IN: Informal hedging, feature shrub, backyard tree, for its flowers and fragrance. LOCATION: Plant in well-drained soil, preferablly on the alkaline side, in full sun to part shade. Frost and drought tolerant once established, with deep roots. CARE: Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks, and during extended hot and dry periods. Prune after flowering to maintain the dense growth, shape the plant, and encourage new flowering shoots. Mulch with organic compost or well-rotted manure in winter. Apply a slow release fertiliser during spring flowering. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 2 - 5 m H x 2 - 4 m W. YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants, young healthy plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide.