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Branched Lilac Tree 40-60cm Tall Shrub, Fragant Purple Flowers, Syringa Vulgaris


1 Common Lilac / Syringa Vulgaris 40-60cm


 These are BARE ROOTED plants which can be planted from the end of October until April and will be dispatched as soon as the weather turns cold and they become dormant.The dispatch date depends on the Autumn temperature and varies from year to year.


A very common ornamental plant in gardens and parks, because of its attractive flowers.. and their sweet smell.


Growing Details:

Common Name: Common lilac
Genus: Syringa
Species: vulgaris
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Hardy
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline
Height: 500cm
Spread: 450cm



A large deciduous shrub or multi-stemmed small tree, growing to 6?7 m high, producing secondary shoots ("suckers") with stem diameters of up to 20 cm from the base or roots, which in the course of decades may produce a small clonal thicket.The bark is grey to grey-brown, smooth on young stems, longitudinally furrowed and flaking on older stems. The leaves are simple, 4?12 cm long and 3?8 cm broad, light green to glaucous, oval to cordate, with pinnate leaf venation, a mucronate apex and an entire margin. They are arranged in opposite pairs or occasionally in whorls of three. The flowers have a tubular base to the corolla 6?10 mm long with an open four-lobed apex 5?8 mm across, usually lilac to mauve, occasionally white. They are arranged in a dense, terminal panicle 8-18 cm long. The fruit is a dry, smooth brown capsule, 1?2 cm long, splitting in two to release the two winged seeds.


For the bare root planting instructions, please click here.

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  1. Great plant 5

    Posted by John on 20th Feb 2020

    Great healthy plant well done you 3fatpigs (sorry about that)

  2. Lilac tree 4

    Posted by Diane Weekes on 9th Nov 2018

    Lilac tree came well wrapped with support cane. 3 ft tall, root system looks heathy. Now planted giving it time to bed in over winter.

    Beechwood trees, I am very satisfied, as a returning customer.

    Thank you.

  3. Lilac 3

    Posted by Gabriela on 3rd Nov 2017

    It was delivered in the postal box through the door, the leaves dry, I hope will revive because there are only the stems. I planted it with care and hope will live.