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Syringa x prestoniae 'Nocturne'
© Deeproot Plant Base
common name: Lilac
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: lilac
main season: Summer
full sun, part shade
moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
Vigorous upright shrub or small tree. Large, oval deep green leaves. Panicles of fragrant, lilac-purple flowers in early summer.
Any reasonable, moist, fertile soil in sun or light part shade. Very cold hardy.
Can be pruned after flowering if required. May also be cut back hard in winter to rejuvenate, though with loss of flowering.
From greenwood cuttings, by layering or grafting.