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Family: OleaceaeMain Season: SummerFlower Colour: LilacLeaf Colour: GreenFoliage: DeciduousPosition: SunSoil Type: Ordinary, medium loamHeight: Over 2.4m / 8'Peat Free? YesHardiness Guide: RHS H5 minimum -10°C to -15°CPot Size: 1.4L
An elegant Lilac with an upright habit and long tapering racemes of pinkish lilac flowers in summer with a good strong but delicate scent. 2.5m. Best in good soil in sun or light shade.
Syringa tomentella ssp. sweginzowii is a fairly large deciduous shrub but a neat and tidy grower that won't take up too much space in the garden. My favourite species.
From China, first collected by Ernest Wilson for Veitch's in Szechuan, 1904.