A lovely old variety with enduring popularity grown for its highly fragrant double flowers that are always popular with bees and butterflies. The upright flower panicles appear in late spring with many rosy purple buds that open to reveal flowers of lilac-pink before fading to hues of blue and pink. Attractive heart shaped foliage that looks great long after the flowers have faded..
Syringa vulgaris Belle de Nancy is a great addition to the back of a mixed border and they are classic cottage garden plants. 3m x 3m.
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Syringa vulgaris Belle de Nancy 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.
Syringa shrubs benefit from a generous mulch in early spring.