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very little leaf lilac lilac 'Superba'
Syringa microphylla 'Superba'
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
'Superba' is a bushy, spreading medium-sized deciduous shrub with small, dark green, broadly-ovate leaves and fragrant, single, long-tubed, rosy-pink flowers in loose panicles
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand, Clay
Time to ultimate height
Easy to grow in most well-drained, fertile, humus-rich alkaline to neutral soils. Thrives in chalky ground and appreciates mulching when planted in full sun
Propagate by softwood cuttings or layering in early summer. Grafting can be done in winter and budding in summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Can get leaf-mining moths and thrips
May be affected by lilac blight
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