Lilac (syringa) Emile Lemionie Shrubs
Syringa vulgaris Emile Lemione (Lilac)
In spring to early summer, the creamy green flower buds of this upright growing variety, open to pure virgin white double flowers with a delicious and unmistakable scent, nestled atop bright green heart shaped leaves that look good long after the flowers have faded. Much sought after as cut flowers for arrangements and to attract bees and butterflies to the garden for wildlife enthusiasts. A great addition to a sunny mixed border or cottage garden theme. 3m x 3m.
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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.