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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
lilac 'Andenken an Ludwig Späth'
Syringa can be deciduous shrubs or trees, with simple, entire or rarely pinnate leaves and conical panicles of small, very fragrant, 4-lobed tubular flowers in late spring or early summer
'Andenken an Ludwig Späth' is a spreading medium-sized deciduous shrub with dark green, heart-shaped leaves and fragrant, single, deep wine-red flowers in slender panicles to 30cm long
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilSand, Loam, Chalk, Clay
Time to ultimate height
Tolerant of a range of conditions but grows best in moist but well-drained neutral to alkaline soil in full sun
Propagate by softwood cuttings in late spring, layering in spring, grafting in winter or chip budding in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 1; tolerant of hard renovation pruning
Pests May be damaged by lilac leaf-mining moth and privet thrips
May be affected by lilac blight, honey fungus, fungal leaf spot, powdery mildews and silver leaf disease
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