Syringa vulgaris Emile Lemione 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.

A generous mulch of well rotted compost applied in early Spring will ensure the best possible display and strong growth to set as many flower buds as possible for the following season.