Syringa vulgaris 'Andenken an Ludwig Späth'
lilac 'Andenken an Ludwig Späth'
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
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Ultimate height2.5–4 metres
Time to ultimate height10–20 years
Ultimate spread2.5–4 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
West–facing or South–facing or East–facing
- Native to the UK
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
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How to grow
Tolerant of a range of conditions but grows best in moist but well-drained neutral to alkaline soil in full sun
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Flower borders and beds
Pruning group 1; tolerant of hard renovation pruning
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