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botanical name:
Syringa vulgaris 'Albert F. Holden'
Syringa vulgaris 'Albert F. Holden' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Lilac
family:  Oleaceae
characteristics: shrub, scented/aromatic
height: 2.50m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: violet
main season: June
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
Very large panicles of deep violet flowers, the undersides of the petals are silvery, giving an overall two-tone effect. Makes a medium sized, shapely, rounded shrub. Very attractive.

All lilacs are hungry and thirsty plants and should therefore be positioned with due consideration. They benefit from generous additional feeding. Can be pruned hard to rejuvenate in mid-winter. Remove unwanted suckers as needed. Some flowering may be lost after pruning as flowers are produced on two year old wood.

From greenwood cuttings, by layering or grafting.

other notes:
Raised by Notcutt's about 1956.
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