This variety is a hardy medium sized shrub which has the beautiful heart-shaped leaves and large deliciously fragrant flower panicles of stunning rich reddish purple up to 30cm long. Syringa Andenken An Ludwig Spaeth makes a wonderful specimen shrub whether it be in a large expanse of garden or a smaller cottage or wildlife garden. The density of colour and the fragrance will attract bees and butterflies from afar.
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Syringa vulgaris Andenken An Ludwig Spaeth as with other lilacs is a hardy shrub preferring sunny sites or perhaps a little shade in reasonable, moist well drained soil. It will grow up to 3 metres so could be used as an informal colourful screen if required. Pruning should be carried out straight after flowering so that the following years buds can set on the old wood. Lilacs can be rather hungry shrubs and benefit form a generous mulch in early spring to ensure the best possible show.