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botanical name:
Syringa vulgaris 'Belle de Nancy'
Syringa vulgaris 'Belle de Nancy' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Lilac
family:  Oleaceae
characteristics: shrub, scented/aromatic
height: 3.00m
width: 1.80m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: mauve
main season: June
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
description:
Large panicles of double, mauve-pink flowers opening from purple buds. Strong growing upright habit.

cultivation:
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.

propagation:
From greenwood cuttings, by layering or grafting.

other notes:
Lemoine cultivar, about 1891.

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